This Frank Howard card was the card that was stuck in the Los Angeles distribution center for two weeks. It finally arrived and is the second to last card I need for my 1970 Topps set and for the complete run of Topps baseball sets from the 1970s. The final card I need is Johnny Bench, which has been selling for prices way beyond what I was comfortable paying. Granted, I was only looking at trusted sellers, who will command a premium. I'm going to have to get a bit more serious about this one. I'd love to get that '70s run complete.
A new addition to my Paul Blair PC: 2004 Upper Deck Timeless Teams Auto Gold. As best as I can tell, there are 7 versions of this card (4 base and 3 autos at varying levels of scarcity/serialization) and I now have 3 of this card. There is a second Paul Blair card in this set related to the 1970 team and I have 4 of those. Since there are Platinum base and autos for each card that are 1/1, I don't expect I'll ever get all 7 versions of each card. In fact, the serialized versions of these cards come up on eBay so rarely, I doubt I'll ever even get close to 6 out of 7. Not a problem since that is what the chase is for, no?
I have exactly one more card to add in the next 4 months to get to that goal. I have not decided yet whether that will be another low cost addition or if I should splash out a bit more. Stay tuned!
What I am listening to: Got the Time by Anthrax (a cover of the Joe Jackson original if you can