Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Want List Wednesday: 1986 Topps Football

The amount of writing has diminished greatly on this blog in 2021. I think a large part of it was that I didn't have my office space available; it was being used as a bedroom for a friend who was in the process of buying a house.  They moved in to their house this week, so things are starting to get back to normal.  

It has been quite some time since I posted a Want List post on the blog; I figured that the '86 Topps Football set would be a good one to write about since I've been really fortunate to obtain almost 85% of the set in just a few short months.   

I recently picked up this Donnie Shell in a trade with long time trade partner Josh (Royals and Randoms Blog) and when I updated the set on TCDB, I noticed that the want list is down to just 61 cards to go.  

Here's the list:

1,2,8,9,10,11 (Payton All Pro),12,18,19,20,21,24,25,34,44,45 (Marino), 67,74,90,101,112 (Elway),

132,133,144,152,154,155,157,160,161 (Rice RC),168,171,176,181,187,188,189,191,

225,226,244,272,275,282,283,284,285,287,297,298,307,310,345,356,363,371,374 (Young RC),

389 (Bruce Smith RC),390,391,394

The list isn't too formidable, there's a few names that will cost a bit of money but the list should be easy enough to finish by the end of the year.  

The older football sets have become a bit of a fascination for me and I've started picking up random cards here and there from the '79 and '81 sets to see if I can pique my interest in trying to put them together.  

Enjoy the hobby!!



  1. I just received a Bruce Smith RC in a TCDB trade. It's got a tiny crease but I already have one so I can send it to you if you'd like. I'll check the rest of your list tonight after I get home from work.

  2. I've only got a couple commons from your list, but I had a Boomer too. Not sure it's quite as nice as yours. Might have a few from '79 and '81 too. Email if interested. QAPLAGCA at yahoo

  3. I love this idea! Hope it's okay I borrow it for something similar. I have so many set needs!

    1. Hey, I stole it off of someone else. Why not if it gets your want list some exposure!!