Friday, July 6, 2012

A One Word Story About Four Sets

The one word?


Yep, thanks to Bill at Monmouth Stamp & Coin digging through their inventory, I'm done with 1975 Topps, 1978 Topps, 1993 Topps and 2011 Topps Update. Monmouth Stamp's actually a great place to get set fills like that, where you're missing between 1-5 cards from a particular set. '75's the oldest Topps set I've finished so far, and I've now got a run of '78-'93 Topps base sets completed, too. Next stops: the '70s and the strike years! Who wants to bet that I'll finish the '70s sets sooner than the strike years?


  1. Do they have the cards in order within each set?

  2. From what I've seen of their inventory, they do, Bo. I should mention, in the interest of fairness and full disclosure here, that their prices are on the higher end of what I'll pay for individual cards, but to me, on smaller set needs, it's well worth the price just for the convenience and service, as I can actually email Bill via the contact form on the site with my wants and he'll pull them for me and give me a total (and has offered to ship them for a small fee as well). It's not dissimilar to dealing with a Sportlots or a Just Commons, but considerably less work and a 20 minute drive to a town where there's good food and other stores I frequent, so it's a pleasure to deal with 'em.

    In a situation where I needed a hundred-ish cards from a set, I'd probably still try my hand at my other means of set building, but for those last few nagging cards (I finished '80 and '92 through them as well), they're great.


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