Yeah, I sure did catch an old one off of the bay of e! It was a 1955 Bowman Yogi Berra card, which is now the oldest Berra in my collection! Sure, it isn't in mint condition, but I'm not the kind of collector who really would care. I understand the people in it for the condition, but the reason I'm in this hobby is just to get myself some of the cards I've "ooed" and "aaahed" over, no matter what it looks like. Its got a few rough corners, and some surfacing damage, but it's presentable and I'm more than happy about it, especially with the price I paid for it.
I've always really been a fan of the 1955 Bowman set, commonly referred to as the TV Set. It's a classic design, and one that has been one of the more commonly used designs in Bowman's recent sets. The only card I'd rather have in this set is of course, the Mantle card, but I'll happily settle for Berra.
Through my recent vintage splurge I've decided that some day I want to try to collect most/if not all of Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford's vintage cards. It would be a fun little goal for sure.
What do you all think of the card? See Ya!