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Hal had notified me that he may have a bit of a delay in shipping due to the wildfire situation out west, which I totally understood (safety first of course!) and still the cards got here just a few days later safe and sound in their PWE. Thank you Hal!
For $9 shipped in a bubble mailer, one of my reliable eBay sellers oldbbcards sent me this very nice copy of Johnny Bench. I've had my eye on it for quite a while, and this was probably the nicest copy that I have seen on all the sites.
I was surprised to find the #4 Hank Aaron Special on eBay for just $5, so it quickly went into my cart. This card was courtesy of seller hhm224, someone who I used for the first time but would recommend as I bought this card on Saturday, and here it is in my hands on Tuesday! This leaves me with just the #1 card left out of the 6 Aaron Specials and from what I'm seeing it's going to run me about $20-$30. Chances are #1 may be the last card I hunt to complete the set.
I have 2 more from the '74 set on the way, which will reduce the list to just 21 cards, including 2 checklists. 6 of those are currently in my Sportlots cart, so the '74 Topps tree is starting to get a little smaller.
Enjoy the hobby!!