On May 2, I received an e-mail from one Alex Towbin. He writes:
JayBee,Now I thought, "What an awesome idea for a birthday present." He actually purchased every #40 card in Topps 60 Year History (including the 1951 Red AND Blue Backs) and put them in a binder to present this friend. How could I NOT want to help. I started to look around and did find a Topps 40th Anniversary Logo for him (good thing I kept those Topps Magazines).
I was wondering if you had any high quality color pictures of the Topps 40th anniversary logo from 1991.
My Friend is turning 40 Wednesday (I know I am asking last minute). I bought him every #40 card from the flagship set (1951-2011). I wanted to put the 40th anniversary logo on the cover of the binder but can't get a good reproduction of it. I would appreciate any help.
I would be happy to send a picture of the completed gift.
I mentioned what an awesome idea this was, and that with his permission, I'd love to write about it on the blog. I'd definitely like a picture of the gift once it's given.
He sent an e-mail back, thanked me for the logo and said that he was able to edit the image to make the background white:
Yes, I had to show all 16 pictures. And yes, his #40 collection includes both versions of the infamous Derek Jeter #40 card from 2007. This is an incredible achievement. And, I can't say this enough, what an awesome birthday present.