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Topps Number Ones new additions

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

As some of you know I’m working on a special project to obtain the first card from every Topps baseball set from 1952 through present. It’s a project that started earlier this year after realizing I had a few vintage Number Ones, including the almighty 1952 Topps Andy Pafko. Over the last week I have added two new cards to the collection: 1959 Topps Ford Frick and the 1966 Topps Wille Mays. The Frick is an intriguing card to me because this depicts a former journalist turned sports commissioner. It makes me wonder why we haven’t seen any cards of Bud Selig.  And the Mays is actually a card I owned before but sold when I downsized my collection a few years back. What’s funny is that the Mays I previously owned was in about the same condition as this poor condition copy. Hell, it could be the same card.

Do you have a Topps Number One I don’t have? If so, and you’re willing to trade it, shoot me an e-mail at