Since I haven't posted on this blog in a while, I'll kick it off again by describing my top collecting priorities at the moment. I am so close to completing four different sets with the acquisition of 5 different cards. The first set is 1950 Bowman. Before the movie "42" came out, I could find Jackie Robinson cards from the '50 Bowman set for $75-$100. I wasn't ready to buy one then--but as the only card missing from my set--I am now. The only problem is that these cards are now going for twice the price. This card remains my #5 priority.
My #4 Priority is Nolan Ryan's rookie card. As only one of two missing cards from my 1968 Topps set, I'd like to find one of these for $60-$80. I've already missed a few opportunities this year due to timing.
The '68T #490 card is my number 3 priority because it's an easier acquisition to bring me within one card of completing the 1968 Topps set. I haven't seen one of these for under $15 since the start of the season. In fact, anything Mickey Mantle seems to have bottomed out well above the 10% BV mark since the start of the season. I'll be patient on this one.
My top priority right now is this 1973 Topps Yankees Team Checklist insert card. Although my 1973 Topps set was completed some years ago, I didn't collect insert cards at the time. I now start off my 1973-1974 team set with these team checklists in my set binders. This has become my top priority because I'm trying to get out of the '70s and start moving into the mid-to-late '60s. I haven't seen one of these for below $10 lately, and I'm looking for pay only $4.