It's time to get to work on the '73 Topps set. There's still one big fish in the set that I need to obtain, the Mike Schmidt/Ron Cey RC. Otherwise, I'm doing all right so far with only 109 cards remaining to complete the set. I do have 15 cards marked down as needing upgrades, which is a task that I'll work on once the set is complete.
As far as recent '73 acquisitions go, I picked up some at last month's show, and blog reader Mark H. sent me a few goodies as well.
Let's start with the verticals...
I was glad to obtain card #1 in the set at the last show, the Ruth/Aaron/Mays all time HR leaders card. The condition wasn't the greatest, but I wasn't going to fuss when the card was priced at $5. The top row of this scan came to me courtesy of Mark, with the two legendary Giants players being a very nice surprise in my envelope.
I also have a scan of horizontal cards to show off as well.
Another great addition to the '73 set was the Willie Stargell card in the lower right hand column. I haven't taken a good look at who is remaining out of the last 109 cards I need, but I'm sure that there are still quite a few star cards that I need. The Clemente card is one that comes to mind.
I'm already looking forward to putting another classic 70's set to bed sometime during 2014, and the help of readers such as Mark has made this set a lot easier to complete than I thought it would be.
Thanks for reading, Robert