Sunday, December 29, 2013

3 more Topps sets down before '13's over!


'09! (This is a great card, by the way.)


'96! (This one ain't bad, neither.)


And... (Yes, this is a very good card, as Joey Cora cards go.)


'94!!!!!!!!1111


I know I've featured the back of this card before as part of "The Many Mullets Of Mitch", as I did have the gold version, but we'll look at it again because 1. it finishes my '94 Topps set 2. it finishes my run of base Topps Mitch Williams cards and 3. IT'S AWESOME.

Monmouth Stamp & Coin delivered again. They also got me pretty durned close on 2 other sets...


'77... (I had this damn card. I even have Willie marked off as a player I've completed base Topps on. It wasn't in my '77 set, though, so I grabbed another, at which point it'll turn up 1980 Tom Veryzer-style.)


...and '10. Hey, check this out...


Same dude!

So, barring any more cards in the last 3 days of the year (I'll end up getting *something* on the 31st, I'm sure, as I always do...), these are the last cards of '13. (Well, I don't have a card of Pantera kitten. YET.)

As it stands right now, I end the year needing 20 cards or less on the following Topps flagship baseball sets:

1971 Topps (Have 734/752): 70, 72, 180, 202, 210, 233, 264, 287, 300, 360, 570, 575, 580, 588, 592, 603, 605, 624

1977 Topps (Have 647/660): 70, 74, 100, 110, 120, 152, 295, 309, 425, 430, 450, 523, 547

2008 Topps (Have 665/667): Series 2 Checkist 3-4

2010 Topps (Have 654/661): 383, 407, 424, 451, 498, 583, 602 

2012 Topps (Have 660/661): 661 (rackin' frackin'; wouldn't count it normally, but zomg teh harparz)

I'm sub-20 cards on the following non-Topps flagship baseball sets, as well:

1993 Donruss (Have 777/792): 403, 421, 425, 427, 438, 442, 448, 468, 478, 523, 553, 559, 583, 664, 722

1983 Fleer (Have 643/660): 69-70, 81, 95, 143, 182, 187, 200, 227, 235, 324, 536, 541, 546, 557, 645

1993 Upper Deck (Have 827/840): 433, 449, 476, 486, 508, 521, 526, 602, 668, 687, 691, 696, 733, 837

And, finally, I'm sub-20 cards on the following Topps flagship football sets:

2000 Topps (Have 393/400): 34, 51, 61, 140, 205, 230, 314
2008 Topps (Have 442/444): Checklist 3-4
I'm at 26 complete Topps flagship baseball sets and counting now (more on my progress here), along with 7 Donruss, 7 Fleer, 5 Score and 4 Upper Deck.

Football, I end the year unexpectedly at 8 complete Topps flagship sets, along with 1 Pro Set and 1 Score. I'm not actively trying to build most football sets, though. I want to complete a run of '84-'91 Topps just because, and I'm done or pretty close on all of them except '90 now, with the 2 "tough" ones ('84 and '86) done a good while ago. I got a ton of football cards in the house cleanout I did in June, so I'm also picking away at a few sets I was close to finishing from '04-'12. I was trying to build Score in '10 and '11, but that'll do it for me on modern Score sets. Aside from those, the only other Score flagship set I'm actively building is '89, because it's such a beautiful, iconic set.

So, that's where we're at.

2 comments:

  1. Love the Pantera cat. You know I've got a ton of your wants. Hit me up with some Braves

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  2. Gotta admit, Pantera Cat is kool as hell.

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