Saturday, November 30, 2019
Here are a couple of randoms that were once part of my disassembled 2007 Topps collection. The first one needs no introduction. I will be at Cooperstown in July 2020 to watch Jeter's induction ceremony live. In the background are Mantle and Bush. The next card is a very rare variation/error of #UH100 featuring Jacoby Ellsbury's RC.
With only 26 missing cards to complete the 1955 Bowman set, I decided to put my binder in set formation this morning. Previously, I would just start a new page for each team, but I recently ran out of pages so I finally got around to consolidating this set. The 1955 Bowman set fits neatly into 40 8-pocket pages. I looked up the 26 cards I was missing to determine what teams they belonged with and left the appropriate number of spaces after each team. During this process, I realized that I was missing one less card than I originally thought so I marked it off my checklist. I also discovered which team sets had already been completed and which ones are missing the most amount of cards. It appears that 7 of my 26 missing cards are actually umpires, which I am placing in the back of my binder in numerical order. I also removed all the penny sleeves that I kept the cards in so that the 1" binder wasn't so fat. I took pictures of every completed page, which comes out to 20 photos below.
Milt and Frank Bolling were mixed up in the 1955 Bowman set. I just replaced the errors below with the corrected versions, and these are now being removed from my personal collection. Some errors I collect; these I don't. #48 Milt Bolling of Red Sox is up top, and #204 Frank Bolling of Tigers is down below.