I sometimes find it difficult deciding if I like 1959 Topps better than 1958 or vice versa. The are both two of my favorite base designs. It is also hard to figure out which is my favorite card from this year but I will give it a try. I'm sure you are noticing a trend among the variety of players I am nominating for each year. Spahn is one of the players I am actively pursuing a collection of. This card gives us the standard 1959 yellow border for the Braves players. This card is in rough shape but still stands out. Fathers' Day weekend reminds me of why I decided to collect Al Kaline cards. My dad grew up outside of Detroit and was a Tigers fan. He took me to a game in Tiger Stadium in 1980 when we were on a family trip up in Michigan. This is my only Tigers card from 1958. Another example of the standard yellow border for Braves cards, this card is from the third player I am actively pursuing cards of. My lone AL All-Star cards from 1959 is another example of what I
Our next stop in reviewing my collection is 1958. I have a good chunk of the Braves team set from this year. Here are my top 5 cards from 1958 Topps: Another of my recent Kaline pick ups is a nice portrait. The red background pops. The pink background stands out on this card. It is my only Bunning card and I need to get more for my Tigers PC. The trade of Red from St. Louis to Milwaukee helped the Braves reach and win the 1957 World Series. This card features the color scheme of most of the Braves cards from this set. I like the dark green background with the red stripe at the bottom. This card differs slightly from most of the Braves cards with the lighter green background. I have five nice Hall of Famers from this set. Tune in tomorrow for my favorite. ======================================== This is such a great set the choice is a tough one but I have to go with the Spahn. It was my first card of him from his playing days and is in that great Braves color combo.