Friday, July 13, 2018

1956 Topps Completion Countdown, July 13 Update

Goodness, we are 10 games past the halfway point of the baseball season and I am just watching my second game of the year.  I have to admit I've been paying closer attention to the NBA offseason than the live baseball season.  We broke down and bought a half-season package of tickets for upcoming OKC Thunder season and we are still on the wait list for season tickets.   I've really enjoyed getting into basketball and it is something I can share with my wife.  She is into the Thunder as much, if not more, than me.

I'm going to try and pay more attention to baseball since the NBA regular season will likely start just before, or during the World Series.

Anyways, you aren't here to listen to my laments.  So, let's move on, shall we?

A while back, I mentioned that I was getting close to finishing the 1956 Topps set and was potentially going to look for an affordable (!) Mickey Mantle when I am at The National in August. Since that time, I have not done much of anything hobby-wise in order to conserve money for that show. I did break down recently and bid on some 1956 commons on eBay and managed to snag 4 for about $20 delivered.

With these 4, I am now down to needing 22 cards to finish the set. Even though I am really close to finishing 1972 Topps also (40 cards left), I am going to focus on 1956 for the next few months and hopefully finish it before the end of the year.

1 comment:

  1. 22 cards away? That is really cool. Easily my favorite Topps set of all-time.