The same day Greg over at Night Owl posted about an awesome lot of vintage he received, I received a package from Ryan of "O" No!!! Another Os Blog. It was the best package I have got all year.
First off it contained a whole team set of 63 Fleer.
Yes it only consisted of 3 cards but we're talking about 3 cards from almost 50 years ago.
I don't know allot about some of the Red Sox that came before my time. So what I know about Monbouquette is that he has an extremely long hard to pronounce last name and he is the last guy I need to complete my 1960 Topps team set. he has been the only one I needed for over a year now. Why I don't just buy one on eBay I don't know but I have been waiting to find one at a card show or to get one in trade.
I know lots of people love 1962 Topps but it is one of my least favorite sets ever. I still want all the Red Sox though.
That is why 1962 Topps cards that are bent, have paperloss, and are a little bit moldy are great pickups for me. I can't put any money in this set at all and these two examples fit right in with the rest of the 62s I already have. Heck 1991 Fleer looks better than 62 Topps. ditto for 2011 Heritage (I put that 1962 Topps comment in a comment on someones blog a few months ago and got blasted for a week, lets see how much hate mail I get this time.)
I don't feel compelled to look up old ballplayers but when the posting well runs dry you look them up. I did this with Conley and was glad I did so. I didn't realize he was the same Gene Conley that played for the Celtics.
Ryan didn't just send vintage he sent a small stack of new stuff to but the vintage was so great that I didn't scan any of them.
Thanks Ryan for all the great cards!