Friday, April 12, 2019

Card Spotlight: 4-12-19

1952 Topps #70 - Al Zarilla

This week I bit the bullet and finally purchased my first 1952 Topps card. I can tell you that I was pretty excited pulling the trigger on the card! I've been meaning to do this for years. I found a great deal on this one.

It's far from perfect. The two major flaws with the card are the centering and the upper right corner. The card is slightly tilted, so I'm assuming there is an entire sheet worth of cards that have the same tilt. The upper right corner has a tiny chunk taken out of it.

You know what? I don't care. It's a 1952 Topps card and the first to grace my collection. It is the culmination of thirty-six years of collecting. The 1952 Topps set has been an unobtainable goal since I was a kid. Topps was the first cards that I opened and it remains a goal to have every White Sox team set from the flagship sets. The only thing that might top this would be a T206.

You have to start somewhere and I started with Al Zarilla. It's a nice addition to my White Sox collection and I'm sure it won't be the last 1952 Topps card I'll pick up. It's also a nice surprise to see in the mail today after a very early start at my job.

So begins an adventure that will likely involve patience, thrills, disappointments and ultimate victory... completing a 1952 Topps White Sox team set. However it turns out, it will be an adventure.


Bulldog said...

Congratulations on a good card and good start to your collection.

John Sharp said...

Awesome, congrats on the '52 Zarilla!

Steve Gierman said...

Thanks, Bulldog!

Thanks John!

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