Today I had to go to the card shop to pick up a boat load of boxes for the two cases of 2011 Topps Series 2 that we will be breaking later this week and as usual I had to look around. Actually, I didn't have to look very far at all.
When I walked in Dave was sorting some cards that he recently acquired and since I am nosy I had to see what was there since it was vintage and the top card on the pile was a 1962 Maris/Cepeda in very, very good condition. The next card was the one. The One. I have wanted a card of this player for a long time and kind of just figured I would eventually come across one I liked. I saw a bunch at the National last year and they were in pretty crummy condition for the asking prices so I decided to wait for a nicer one.
Here is what I stole... Well, borrowed... Well, I have a tab at the card shop now as a result of this card but I think it's well worth it.
1962 Yogi Berra
While the card is off center left to right, most cards of this era were not centered so I can live with that. The corners are pretty sharp, and there is little wear to the edges. It feels old. It also looks freaking awesome in my collection.
What do you guys think of my vintage pick-up? Looks pretty sweet, right?
If anyone is looking for cards from this year, please get in touch with me for Dave's e-mail and you can ask him what else he has. I am sure he would ship them to you and take PayPal, however he probably won't run you a tab.