Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I don't know what it is about the 1968 Topps cards, but I love this set. Maybe it's the basket weave background with the team name embedded in a circle on the bottom of the card. Could be that when I first started going to card shops growing up, these were the first vintage cards I saw displayed on cork boards that were priced anywhere from 50 cents to a dollar a card for common Cincinnati Reds players (although there are no common Reds players that I know of). You can get three of the great eight from the Big Red Machine in this set (Pete Rose, Tony Perez, and Johnny Bench). The only gripe I have with this set though is that it's almost impossible to find cards that are well centered and not miscut. Guess you can't be perfect.