|1952 Topps #47, #74, #203 and #221|
Gathering from my declaration that these cards would be tough to collect, she thought she'd start there. Because of her willingness to tackle the challenge of finding reasonably priced 1952 Topps cards to add to my collection, the five cards featured here were added to my collection through the "Santa Brings Way Too Many Awesome Baseball Cards to Jim" Christmas tradition. These five join Nippy Jones as the only Phillies cards from the 1952 Topps set currently in my collection
|1952 Topps #107|
I love that the facsimile autograph for Willie Jones has the former Phillies third baseman signing his nickname of "Puddin' Head." And I'm thrilled to add the Curt Simmons card to my collection, despite his glowing head or the too-big "P" painted onto his cap. With the exception of Jones, the bios on the backs of the cards for each of the other players depicted here include mention of their time in the military.
Without gushing too much, I can't convey enough how gorgeous these cards are in person. And thanks to my Mom, I'm just 17 cards away from a 1952 Topps Phillies team set. (Yikes again . . . )