Been a few days since I posted, but I did receive a nice package at the beginning of the week that was designed to move the '59 Topps want list and the 71-72 OPC want list a little closer together.
Quite a few of the 71-72 OPC cards have some awful head shots; meaning in the case of Larry Hillman, the head of Larry was placed on a goalie's body. Had to look twice to reinforce to myself that Larry was a defenseman. It also looks like the neck is being strangled by the jersey.
I was very happy that the 8 cards cost about $24, considering that there a few cards with some good names such as Giacomin and Berenson, and a couple of rookie cards as well.
I haven't quite caught up with the 1959 Topps want list, which is at just 43 cards with one on the way. But it sounds a lot better that 1971-72 OPC is down to just 50 remaining. I think I may be able to get one more purchase similar to this one to knock down a few more cards at once to twin the two sets. Then more of the big names will start.