Tuesday, October 18, 2016
1969 Topps, Del Unser
#338 Del Unser
Here is the second card of Del Unser that I have posted on here. I posted his '81 Donruss three years ago and that card can be seen here. This card was signed through the mail at the same time as that card. They were sent to Del towards the end of 2012 and they both came back about two weeks later.
I first saw this card over at Night Owl Cards I don't know how long ago. When I saw it, and found out Del signs through the mail, I knew I wanted it. As a whole, I am not a fan of the '69 Topps set or the '68 set either. They are too similar in design and they both have some uninspiring photos, like most Topps sets from the '60s. It seems like it has a bunch of face shots or posed Spring Training shots. While this is obviously a posed shot, it definitely is not from Spring Training. That towering light standard peaking out of the corner of the card is evidence of that. And if that was not enough to want this card, it has a rookie cup and is Night Owl recommended.
So, when I stumbled upon this card at a show, I picked it up to mail with the '81 D. Like usual, I am pleased with the results.