Thursday, 16 April 2009

1964 Topps

I watch many cards on e-bay and never actually bid. Cards from this, dare I say, Vintage arriving on e-bay UK are a rarity. I watched these 1964 Topps cards because they were from the year of my birth. I baulked at saying Vintage cards as that would mean that I am also Vintage, perhaps classic cards would be a better term and never old as that just a little too painful.
This mustn't be a collectible set as I won without a challenge. Not really a stunning design but Topps kept it simple-capitalised team, big picture, players name and position. The back of one of the cards had a 'Magic Answer' section. Simply follow the directions and rub a Nickel or Dime over the box to reveal the answer. Nickels and Dimes? 1 and 2 cent pieces? I have heard the expression on Wall Street:
Gordon Gecko tells Charlie Sheen's character to -


' Buy some of the nickel and dime stocks..'


presumably meaning cheap.

I don't want to start another pursuit, but wouldn't it be nice to own the set of cards from the year of your birth. My brother bought some expensive Para port and champagne from his year of birth (1960) with the view of consuming it on his 50th birthday.
Me? Personally I would prefer the cards.

4 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

nickels and dimes...
5 and 10 cent pieces...

night owl said...

I've often thought of collecting the 1965 set as it's the year I was born. But there are so many other sets I want to take care of first.

Steve said...

I was born in 1960 too and am close to completing the team set of the Cubs from 1960 (one team is enough for me). I am putting together a collection for my daughter who was born in 1991 (of 1991's of course). It is a fun idea to pursue for every age.

Ross said...

I thought about that today while trolling the bay...