Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Older sets featured in blogs

As I'd mentioned a long time ago, I got the idea to do this from Andy's 1988 Topps blog. I'm not going at the breakneck pace Andy went at.

In browsing before I started this, I'd also seen Kevin's pursuit of the 1965 set. He's still plugging along and is almost half done.

I've found a couple of new blogs that deal with what I consider to be older sets. Steve is featuring his 1970 set in his blog. He's only 53 cards short of completing it, so I think this will be somewhat like Kevin's 1965 in that we'll get to see him finish it up. While I don't share his love for the Cubs, I'm also trying to get this set finished, although I'm about 365 cards short of the whole thing. His profile says he lives in Sarasota. That's one of my favorite vacation places. I love the beach on Longboat Key.

Finally, I saw a link on Steve's page to a new one that the Pack Addict is doing on completing a 1969 set. He's got a healthy want list up, so you might stop by to see if you can be of some assistance. I'm now considering starting a 1969, but I've only got about 120 of those and I should probably finish off my 1964, 1972 and 1970 sets before starting another one with expensive stars and high-numbers.
Project '62, among other things, also chronicles the completion of a 1962 set.
There may be others out there, but we've got blogs that feature the 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1972 set. I know there are some that go into the 1980's and 90's, but I'll leave those for someone a little younger than me.


  1. I just started one for 1976. I'll concentrate on Topps first and then branch out to the others (Kellogg's, Hostess, SSPC).

  2. Thanks for the "plug" . . . I hope to have the set completed by the all-star break - if my budget allows. It is fun to share . . . and to be shared with.

  3. Glad to hear that, Matt. I absolutely love the 1976 Topps and SSPC. You don't see much on the SSPC set, so I'm looking forward to that.

  4. I have all but a few of the first 527 cards - early series - of 1972, but will probably never complete the set because of the pricey high number cards. Just can't see paying $5 for a common.