1957-58 Topps #44 – Bill McNeil

In October of 2010, I started my attempt to build the 1957-58 Topps Hockey set. I was off to a good start, accumulating 14 cards from October to December.

But in 2011, I only managed to pick up one measly card from this set.

So at this weekend’s card show, I decided to make this set one of my priorities. Here is card #44 from the 66-card set. This also happens to be Bill McNeill’s rookie card, for what it’s worth.

The only real flaw on this card is that it has some “white spots” at the bottom edge of the back–where the red ink meets the border. However, after I took this scan, I was able to gently “brush off” the white spots–it seems like “White Out” or some other similar correction fluid. I was able to gently scratch it off without harming the card.

Set completion as of 3-19-2012
15 out of 66 cards = 22.7%

Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

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