Monday, December 6, 2010

3rd Anniversary Swag: Orioles Card "O" The Day


Congratulations on your 3-year anniversary of blogging! I picked this up for you in August at the National, and I guess I was saving it for a special occasion. This would certainly qualify! Here's to many more years of blogging excellence.

Orioles Card "O" The Day
The Great 1965 Topps Project

Thank you Kevin! This has to be one of the most unique gifts I have ever received! I missed out on attending the National this year, but I'm sure this is what I would have picked up.

It's quite an amazing sight, seeing all the White Sox regular issue Topps cards, from 1952 through 1987, in one place. I was going to scan a few pages, but I was afraid that the binding would crack. Instead, you'll just have to imagine it.

The book gives a summary of each season, then follows with glorious color reproductions of each card, in alphabetical order. For some odd reason, 1986 features the 1985 Topps Traded cards, alongside the regular 1986 counterpart cards. No other Topps Traded cards were in the entire book. Just a weird little anomaly, I guess.

There's even a special article on Carlton Fisk at the back of the book! I've always wondered what these Surf books were all about. I'm very impressed! I wish there were update books for the seasons after 1987.


--David said...

I have the Indians version of this book, and I have to say these ROCK! Excellent gift indeed!

night owl said...

I have both the Dodgers and Red Sox versions. Every time I see Fritsch cards advertise a package deal for like 10 Surf books of different teams, I want to jump at it.

Kevin said...

Steve - You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it, and even happier that you didn't already have it. ;)

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