Monday, February 16, 2009

Small card show report -- Last Hole Filled In

I took some time at a small card show over the weekend at the mall. There were only about 10 vendors. The one that has older vintage cards I like wasn't there. It didn't look too promising.

However, I saw another guy that I'd never seen before. He had a lot of cards from the early 70's back through the 60's in a dollar box. He also had a good trove of 1972 high numbers. I picked up one card I need for my 1964 set. I'm down to 13 needed.

I picked up about 12 of the high numbers needed for my 1972 set. I'm down to 13 needed on it.

The real big thing that came of this for me was that I got the last few cards for my 1971 set. It's finished. I now have complete Topps sets for 1971, 1973-2008. I'm about 1/2 way through a 1970 set. I have this thought that I'm going to work backwards, but I don't know how far I'll go. At the same table I saw a guy buying up 1957 singles. He was looking at a checklist. He asked how much it was. "It books for eight, but I'll let you have it for four and a half." Somehow, I don't think he was talking about dollars. That makes me wonder how far back I'll be able to go....

I wish Kevin could have been there. There were a lot of 1965's in those dollar and two dollar boxes.


  1. Wow, nice work in completing the '71 set. You can say the same thing to me, in 10 years, when I do the same thing.

  2. I'll echo night owl: very impressive finishing the '71 set. I've got most of it in the early series but probably won't ever get the high numbers due to cost.