Ron Santo And His Glorious 1961 Topps Rookie Card!!!
I’ve drooled over this card way before I declared myself as a Ron Santo player collector.
I have always enjoyed the 1961 set and its basic design. The Santo card offers us a nice, large photo with Wrigley Field and the visiting team’s dugout in the background.
And then there is the Topps ‘All-Star Rookie’ logo. Santo played in just 95 games during the 1960 season, but his efforts were solid enough to earn him a 4th place finish for the NL Rookie of the Year award and a spot on the Topps ‘All-Star Rookie Team’.
It’s not too often that a player’s first major brand issue features such a nice achievement!!!
I’ve got to get myself one of these – a 2010 goal for sure!!!