Saturday, October 24, 2020

It's a start

Been a major slacker on the writing front in October, not sure why that's the case.  But I have been nibbling both at the trade market and the eBay purchases, so I do have some acquisitions to write about.

I've started over the past couple of weeks to finally knock off the remainder of the '74 Topps baseball set, and earlier this past week I took advantage of the 5% eBay bucks promotion to buy a few cards from various sellers.   

For $4 I didn't think I could go wrong with a card featuring a pair of HOF catchers, so the Fisk/Bench combo is now in hand.  The seller (JimAllen) advertised is as EXMT and I don't think he's too far off course with this copy.  

I try not to make it a habit of buying just one card from a seller on eBay if I can and I wound up finding a trio of other cards to make the combined shipping worthwhile.

Eventually, the high number challenge from '72 Topps will need to be tackled, so I figured I'd start off slowly with a couple of cards #'d in the 600s.  I didn't think that $3 a piece for these 2 was bad, they're in really nice shape, so I grabbed them.

This card for me was the one that sealed it.  I've wanted to get a start on the '79 Topps FB set for a few weeks now, but picking up other pieces for sets in trades or on Sportlots has taken priority.

This is definitely a nice start to the set, card #3 featuring a pair of legendary RBs.  For $5 I thought the price was right; now I only need 525 more cards to finish the set.  I'll be sure to keep everyone updated on the progress of this set, as I'm really looking forward to putting it together. The set I'm sure will remind me of the year I really got into NFL football as a 12 year old.

Enjoy the hobby!



  1. Very nice pickups, especially for the price. I've also been picking up some cards from both of these sets on ebay, too.

  2. A few years ago, I started collect Topps baseball league leaders cards that feature only hall of famers. I might need to do that for football too. If I do, I might need to start with that awesome Payton/Campbell card.

  3. Three very nice baseball cards, the '72 high #s are sharp! And that's a sweet deal for the Payton/Campbell card, pun intended. I've been starting to branch out into '70s football cards and really wish I didn't sell the '78 Payton I had as a teenager :/