I spend a lot of time reading other peoples' blogs. One of my favorites is Night Owl, who has an affinity for 1956 Topps cards. Well, for some reason I did not own a single 1956 Topps card in my Red Sox collection. That is not massively surprising. It has only been within the last five or so years that I have really started collecting vintage cards. So I was wasting time on Ebay one day last week and I came across a seller listing some 1956 Red Sox cards (among other teams I assume), for some low prices. I snagged this one for just over a buck:
All in all, I am rather pleased with my first 1956 Topps card. I can definitely see the appeal. This Vernon was one of the cards that I wanted most from the set, but all of the cards are currently on my want list.