Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sub-Completion of 1954 Bowman Set 222/224

I just overpaid for the last 3 cards I needed to sub-complete the 1954 Bowman set.  What does that mean?  Well, I now have 222 card out of 224 needed to complete the set.  The 2 missing cards are #65 Mickey Mantle at $1500 and #66 Ted Williams at $3000.  It'd be a freak accident if I ever obtained either of those cards, so as far as I'm concerned, this set is now complete.  My 1954 Topps set is also in the same boat with only 1 missing card out of 250: #128 Hank Aaron RC at $1500.  So, now both 1954 sets are actually sub-complete. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

1953 Topps Binge

I've acquired so many 53T's lately that it's been truly unbelievable.  I originally thought that reaching over 200 out of 274 total cards would be a significant accomplishment, but I've now reached 225 cards in this set.  That leaves less than 49 missing cards to finish the set for an overall completion rate of over 82%.  Here are the reprints that were replaced by my recent acquisitions over the past few months.  

Thursday, December 5, 2019

1985-1991 Topps Gallery of Champions

Here's some really cool sets of metal cards that never really caught on with collectors.  12-card sets were issued in every year between 1984-1991.  Aluminum, Bronze, and Silver were the metals used for most of the base sets.  Aluminum sets were not available in 1984-1985.  There were also 2 subsets (Bronze and Pewter) that are not shown below.  The subsets were issued as 1 card per year starting in either 1983 or 1984 depending on which one.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

1949 Bowman Binge

I got a bunch of 49B's recently.  Here are the reprints that were replaced by those acquisitions.