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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 4)

This is the last part of the set and is made up of the balance of the Rangers team. 1957-58 was a good year for New York.  They made their third straight playoff appearance and their winning percentage of .550 … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 3)

Part 3 of this set will mostly focus on Detroit.  The Wings had been the best team in the game for a long, long time.  From 1947-48 through 1956-57, they finished no worse than second and were first eight times, winning … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 2)

Part one covered cards 1-18, all of which were Bruins.  This next block is mostly Chicago. The Black Hawks were dismal through most of the 1950s, finishing last every year but one between 1946-47 and 1956-57.  In 1957-58, they would … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 1)

1957-58 was the second Topps hockey set and the first since the 1954-55 season.  As Topps had managed to secure the rights to the four American-based teams but had not actually produced any cards, this is the first time that … Continue reading

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Leapin’ Lou makes it two!

Leapin’ Lou Fontinato (so named because he’d jump up and down when protesting a penalty, of which he got many, or because of a naughty tendency to leave his feet during hits) actually broke into the NHL in 1954-55.  Topps, … Continue reading

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1957-58 Topps – and then there were three

At the beginning of the year, when I was looking at projects and goals, I felt there was only one vintage set that I had a reasonable chance of finishing. That was 1957-58 Topps. This was Topps’ second offering.  It’s … Continue reading

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Another Expo in the books

The Spring and Fall Expos are three days of card-filled fun and frolic of which I get to experience the first 90 minutes – if I’m lucky.  As such, I need a fairly specific plan when I get there just … Continue reading

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I’ll call this a successful Fall Expo.

The Fall Expo in Toronto hasn’t been as kind to me in recent years.  The main reason for this is that I now attend with a much more specific list.  When any of several hundred cards would do, it’s easy … Continue reading

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PLAYOFFS!!1 (1954-style) and sorta Elvis.

I’ve recovered (sort of) from the Leafs’ traumatic collapse loss event that shall go unmentioned and I’m coping by paying attention to baseball through at least the end of this round.  Still, most of the stuff that has been appearing … Continue reading

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A mittful of 1957-58 Topps

When I was doing some early-year goal setting for the collection, I thought that rather than focusing on one or two sets, I’d try to  do a little of everything at once and build mass across the vintage binders.  Last … Continue reading

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