Ron Santo And His Glorious 1961 Topps Rookie Card!!!

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!!!

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2 responses to “Ron Santo And His Glorious 1961 Topps Rookie Card!!!

  1. Agreed. Great card!

    moe.

  2. I have a 61 Topps Ron Santo Rookie Card, and let me tell you, if there’s a more pristine example of the card out there, well I’d have to see it to believe it. I picked it up at a “city-wide garage sale” in Austin, TX about 15 years ago, and immediately I was taken back by how perfect the corners were, and how well centered it was. I have yet to have it graded, but I couldn’t imagine anything less than a 9.0 Give me an email if you’re interested.

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