Monday, July 22, 2019

Made a liar out of me

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I thought the 1979 Topps set might be a bit more difficult to finish than the '81, simply for the fact that I seemed to see more of the '81s up for trades online.

Well, the last 2 card shows I've attended since then have made a liar out of me.  I showed 16 cards from the '79 set last week, and today here's 28 more that I knocked off of the want list.

Would love to see the Indians bring back the solid red uniforms some time on a turn back the clock night

I've bought so many Jays cards lately I'm beginning to wonder why I haven't broken into my collection

Just looking at these cards, I count 6 teams that are wearing powder blue uniforms (Jays, Twins, Brewers, Expos, Royals and Rangers).  4 more teams wearing stripes (Yankees, Braves, Phillies and Cubs), plus the Astros which I guess you could say are wearing stripes, although not of the pinstripe variety.

Those black uniforms had to be hotter than blazes to wear in July and August. 

Just 141 cards left to finish this set.   I'm more hopeful now than I was a couple of weeks ago that I could possibly finish this set by the end of 2019.

I've barely touched the '81 set recently because I haven't found any at the shows I've attended.  I'm now less hopeful that I'll finish '81.

Funny what a couple of weeks on the calendar can accomplish.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Congrats on the great progress you've made recently with this set. Here's hoping that you can get '79 done quite soon. Are there any othere teams that still wear the same '79 uniforms on a regular basis besides the Dodgers and Yankees? Maybe the Red Sox?

    1. Cubs I believe are still the same, I don't think the Reds have changed also. If either of these have changed, I don't think it's a huge one...

  2. Love the red, white, and blue stripe on the record breakers subset.