Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Elation of a Filled Up Sampler Album Sheet: 1969 Topps

I'm pretty happy with this page.  The names are all good, the condition of the cards are great.  I'm especially fond of the Herman Munster-esque Gaylor Perry photo and the crude photoshop job done to Manny Mota's hat.  Frank Robinson is a great center card too.  I think I dig the design of 1969 Topps- there's not much to it, but that's just fine.  I've sat here for 10 minutes trying to force myself to have an opinion on the set, but nothing's happening.  So I'll leave it at that and if anyone wants to influence me one way or another on the matter, feel free to leave a comment. 


The Lost Collector said...

You forgot the Mickey Mantle.

Cards from the Quarry said...

I have always thought of 69 Topps as one of the weakest sets in Topps history. My biggest problem isn't the simplistic design though, although it isn't great. My biggest problem with this set is the reused photos both from 68 Topps and 70 Topps. I would guess that over 50% of the photos in this set are re-used in another. Nowadays that is common due to sheer number of sets produced, but back then it was one per year. I'm sure you could find good points with this set if you looked hard enough, but it's not for me.