I've been ponying up for some old set needs lately.
Let's check out my recent pickups!
These 3 cards should all appear in Night Owl's forthcoming "best cards of the 70s" countdown. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised to see them ranked #1, #2, #3, respectively. I already had a creased Clemente and an Allen, but these are upgrades and now I have dupes for the PCs.
HOFers being majestic.
More big names! I think the only legend I'm missing now is Mays.
And a bunch more (mostly) high numbers! Most of these 71s I'm showing off are from an eBay seller apparently breaking a set (I snagged a bunch of lots and singles with no additional shipping), and some of them are from recent Sportlots and COMC orders.
Moving onto 1965 now, these few card-savered cards are from a trade with Mark Hoyle. Thanks, Mark! I've got a return package for you just about ready to drop off.
And here are a few more 65s from Sportlots and COMC.
Where am I at after the dust has settled?
Over 90% complete with 1971 Topps!
Over 2/3 complete with 1965 Topps!
I'm not typically one for setting deadlines for my collecting goals, but I'm thinking I could possibly knock out 1971 by the end of 2016 if I stay focused. And maybe 1965 by the end of 2017.
I think I'm going to print out updated needs lists and make finding vintage needs a priority at the next couple monthly card shows.
Not vintage set related, but thanks to Bo for mailing over a bunch of Dave Henderson cards...
|A postseason star, in 20 career World Series games, Hendu hit .324.
And a few Adrian Beltre needs for good measure.
The package arrived torn up in a USPS "Oop! Your package got chewed up by our machines" baggie, but luckily I think all the cards were still there, and no worse for the experience. Bo, if you had included a '52 Mantle or something and it was lost in the sea of mail sorting, please keep that information to yourself rather than break my heart. I'll shoot ya back a return soon.. thanks a lot!
Well, thanks for swinging by and I hope you guys enjoy the holiday weekend.