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 just went on somewhat of a binge on some high-dollar cards from the 1953 Bowman set. Without any deals on the few cards I need to complete multiple other sets, I went elsewhere and found the deals on some 53B Stars. These 8 cards put me at just over 50% completion at 114 cards out of 224 total. For you segregationists out there, the breakdown includes 64% (103 of 160) of the Color subset and 17% (11 of 64) of the B&W subset. The highlight of this binge features #44 Mantle-Berra-Bauer with an $800 BV.
#99 Warren Spahn $350 BV
#97 Ed Mathews $350 BV
#46 Roy Campanella $350 BV (slabbed and ready to be cracked)