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Friday, March 11, 2011

Vintage Fridays: Bob Boyd, 1960 Leaf #13

This is one of my nifty finds from last weekend's Philly card show. 1960 Leaf is an overlooked set that consisted of 144 black-and-white portraits of players and coaches. A lot of people seem to think that the lack of color and the spartan design elements make it a boring, ugly set, with the contents looking more like mug shots than baseball cards. However, it's certainly distinctive. You so rarely see a black-and-white set that the monochrome look makes it stand out. These photos seem to have more definition than the offerings from Topps at the time. It's also nice to have something different to collect from an era in which Topps was the big game in town. I now have two of the nine Orioles cards from this set; I showed off the Brooks Robinson card last year. What do you think of 1960 Leaf?

4 comments:

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

These cards are cool and certainly unique. What other Orioles were featured in the set?

Commishbob said...

Fabulous set! Even without superstars. Scroll thru them at Dan Austin's site.

The Orioles are:
Boyd and Brooks as Kevin has documented along with:
Jerry Adair
Milt Pappas
Gordon Jones
Hoyt Wilhelm
Billy Hoeft
Harry Brecheen
Gene Green(?!?!)
Willie Tasby
Paul Richards

I have the O's and a handful of others. I've thought about completing it when I'm done with the 59s.

Billy said...

So simple, yet so striking.

Kevin said...

Bob - You were doing all of my dirty work last weekend! :)