Back in 1987, I could only dream of owning the entire collection of Topps/Bowman baseball cards. Today, this dream has nearly become a reality as I complete one vintage set after another. My strategy has been to build sets efficiently by focusing on the lowest grades possible. My goal has simply been to just own the original cards. This blog shares my journey of collecting, organizing, and enjoying my collection of Topps/Bowman baseball cards.
I've finally worked my way down to listing my 2012 Topps Update set for sale online. I started with listing my 2017 Topps, Topps Update, and variations in reverse chronological order this Spring. Although I'd love to continue compiling new sets every year, I just don't have the space to store or the capacity to keep moving a whole bunch of inventory. The 2012 Topps Update set will begin a string of some of my favorite baseball card sets on this side of the new century. 2010, 2011, and 2012 are all great sets in my opinion, but they'll all have to go as I slowly work my way down to 1991 eventually. At the other end, I'm also selling off all of my vintage originals and reprints beginning with the start of the 20th Century, and working my way up to 1948 Bowman. This set contains early cards for Bryce Harper, who I had the opportunity to watch live for his first four seasons beginning in 2011. Also, the 2012 set commemorates the All-Star game in Kansas City, where spent many years attending games, so this set definitely holds a special place in memory. Oh well. It's better to sell it off now than to burn it in a bonfire as I've been known to do.