Day 10: One of your favorite cards from the 1960s
I don't have many cards from the 1960s. My type collection has about 60 cards (hey, nice coincidence!) but most of those are in the US. Someday, I will tackle a 1960s Topps set.
As far as the cards I have "access" to that are in my collection, this one might be my favorite. Card #215 in the 1960 Topps set has Bob Elliott, manager of the Kansas City A's. Why is this card great? The photo on the front looks like a promotional still from a bad live-action Disney movie that would have probably starred Hayley Mills. Elliott is smiling at something off-screen and there's nothing but blue skies behind him! It's the feel-good 1960s baseball comedy your family has been waiting for! The design of the card is simpler than player cards in the set, but this year, managers got a pennant at the top with the team logo and name. And the alternating colored letters at the bottom remind me of a circus.
Then, the back gets a cartoon. Elliott had success as a player, and the cartoons reflect that, instead of the usual team statistics I remember from my early collecting days. His MVP award is the reason I have this card. And I love art on cards! I bought this card on COMC, where it sits waiting for shipment.
This sheet has some great images, too - oddly colored photos that show off some classic uniforms of NPB's earlier years. And that's why I love it!