Saturday, June 8, 2013

Aaaaaaaaaaaand Done!

One year, nine months, and 23 days after I started, my 1971 Topps baseball set is complete.

I ended up getting this as part of a 4 card rookie card lot and  I was actually able to upgrade another card in my set from this purchase.   The card I had was EX, but this was a NM lot.  So, if anyone out there wants to upgrade cards 576 (EX), 612 (NM), and/or 633 (NM) in their 1971 set, let me know and we'll work out a trade.

Up next is 1973, which I should complete (relatively) quickly.  With a trade with Ted from the now silent Crinkly Wrappers, along with an EBay starter set and a few purchases of individual star cards, I am well along the way.  I actually only need 272 cards, plus the 24 unnumbered checklists to complete that set.  My goal will be to complete it in enough time that I can start 1975 before year end.

Knowing that this card was on the way, I decided to stop at my nearest local card shop on the way home from errands today and maybe pick up some 73s off my want list.  Alas, it was closed.  I haven't been there in almost a year, since I exhausted their supply of 71s and, in the interim, they changed their hours.  Apparently, they are now only open from 12 to 6 Monday through Friday, which will make it hard for me to get there.  I work in downtown OKC and generally don't even get back into Norman until 6 PM. Going there will involve taking time off from work.  That isn't a problem, as I have 4 weeks vacation, none of which I have used yet this year, but it is still a bit disappointing that I can't spend a leisurely Saturday there anymore.

Ah, well. As it just so happens, there is a one day show up in OKC next weekend. I will go to it and, hopefully, Zack from Wichita will be there and I can knock of some 1973s with him.


  1. Does this mean I can stop my 1971 Topps blog and you can take over?

  2. If you are okay with crappily written posts put up a lot less frequently, then I am your man.

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