Thursday, October 6, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022
This isn't going to be a quick countdown where you'll need to hold your breath on or risk missing. The reason I'm calling this a countdown is because I'm now at 301 out of 324 cards to complete this set. This means I only need 23 cards, which I fully expect to complete all but 2 of them. Except for #88 Eddie Robinson, the rest of the 22 missing cards are all high numbers. So with 23 missing cards, the next milestone will be to reach within 20 cards of completion. Here's my contribution to the latest 51B acquisition. Ken Johnson of the Philadelphia Phillies would have joined the team just in time for the Whiz Kids to reach the 1950 World Series against a steamrolling Yankees team that was on their way to 5 consecutive.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Friday, July 8, 2022
Billy Cox was the last missing card from my 53B B&W series, which substantially completes my entire 53B set. I started my 53B journey less than 10 years ago after discovering that the Color series cards could be purchased at less then 5% BV. At the same time, B&W series cards could not be found for less than 20% BV. With this range of price differences, it is probably obvious that I tended towards the Color series. I recently completely all 159 out of 160 of those cards minus the Mickey Mantle. The B&W series was a different story since even commons were more expensive than 1952 Topps cards. In fact, out of all 1940's-1950's Topps and Bowman commons, the 53B B&W commons were the most expensive and difficult to find cards that I have experienced. I never expected to complete these 64 cards, but today I did. My 53B set now rests at 223 out of 224 total cards where it will most likely remain.