Thursday, January 21, 2021

Where there's a Wills, there's a way

 Daniel of It's Like Having My Own Card Shop recently picked up two copies of Maury Wills's 1963 Fleer card. I was able to work out a trade with him for the extra Wills. I mailed him a PWE of cards for my part of the trade - but forgot to stamp it! I accidentally sent PWEs to Daniel and another blogger and then realized I had forgotten to stamp them. Miraculously, they both arrived at their destination! 

That '63 Wills is a great card. He didn't have a contract with Topps until late in his career so Wills cards from this time period are rare.

I love the back too. "The mercury-footed outfielder, son of a Baptist minister . . ." Better copy than Topps was writing at the time.
Daniel threw in some great vintage extras too. These '75 minis are nice selection of stars from the mid-70s who are largely forgotten today.
These are all needs from the fifth (next-to-last) series of 1970 Topps. Highlights include Frank Howard, Joe Pepitone and a Darrell Evans rookie.


  1. I was just listening to a podcast that was talking about that Wills. Cool card.

  2. You really lucked out with those envelopes!

  3. I thought about not putting postage on the package back, but didn't want to chance it. Just kidding. Glad you like the cards and thanks for the trade!