30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Just Call Me A Copycat

One of the best things about reading all of your blogs... is reading about and checking out all of your cool cards.  And every now and then, I'll see something so cool... I need to run out and find one for my own collection.

That's what happened two weeks ago over at The Five Tool Collector.  The Commish was showing off some of his card show purchases, including a pair of cards from the 1956 Topps Flags of the World set, which I had never seen these cards before.  It was love at first sight.

I headed over to eBay and COMC to see if Topps made cards for the United States and Japan.  There were a bunch for sale on eBay, so I purchased the most reasonably priced copies I could find:

Absolutely beautiful.  The flag might be the centerpiece, but the background gives the card character by highlighting items from each country.  Believe it or not, the backs are just as cool:

How many trading card sets have you stumbled across teach you a foreign language?  I'm also a huge fan of the random bits of information provided for each country.  Not bad for being almost sixty years old, right?  Plus did anyone notice that there are only forty-eight stars on the U.S. flag?  Alaska and Hawaii weren't states yet.

Thanks Bob!  Without your blog, I might have lived my entire life without seeing this amazing vintage set.  Hopefully you won't fail me or assign me detention for copying off of you.

Happy Wednesday and sayonara!


  1. The more I see vintage non-sports cards like these, the more I want to collect them.

  2. I have been hunting down a Tibet flag card for a while for a decent price and finally picked one up the other day. I am looking to add the U.S. and Ireland flags to my collection soon. They are some very cool cards.

  3. Thanks to Commishbob now I have one card from that collection. Portugal card.