Saturday, January 14, 2012

1955 Bowman and Topps Phillies - Not for Use with Bicycles

1955 Bowman #41, #110
#111 and #210
I've managed to stretch the bounty received from the "Santa Brings Way Too Many Awesome Baseball Cards to Jim" tradition into several posts and this is my sixth and final installment.  My Dad had been diligent in tracking down Phillies cards from the 1951 and 1955 Bowman sets over the past several years solely because those are the sets he remembered best from his childhood.  He told me on several occasions that he definitely had a complete 1955 Bowman set when he was younger, but it mysteriously disappeared after he left home for college.

My Mom also clearly remembers the "TV Set" as being the cards that made the loudest and coolest sounds when folded and inserted into the spokes of a bicycle.  While she was shopping around for cards featured on my Phillies wantlists, she decided to add a few TV Set cards to my growing vintage collection.

Thanks to her pure awesomeness as a Mom, I'm now four cards closer to a 1955 Bowman Phillies team set.

Also included in the magic Christmas shoebox were three cards from the 1955 Topps set.  This set was the older brother to what would become probably the best baseball card set of all-time - the 1956 Topps set.

1955 Topps #29, #33 and #114

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

Awesome group of Phils!