Monday, February 20, 2012

Picking Up A Couple More 1970 Topps

I'm ready to wrap up a couple of the sets I have been working on.  I have been working on 1970 Topps for at least 3 years because I remember when I came out and visited the Greenville area in December 2008, I picked up a couple for the set.  Way back then, I picked up the 1970 Topps Reggie Jackson and if you want to feel nostalgic, you can read the post right here.

Anyway, when Chris and I went to the Kinston card shop on Saturday, I found two cards I needed from the 1970 set.  That knocks my want list for 1970 down to 23 cards.  I have 697 cards out of 720 (96.8%).  All of the cards I need are high numbers, which have caused my set pursuit come to a screeching halt.
My goal is to knock 1970 out pretty soon, then turn my attention to slimming down my 1971 needs before I start on 1959 and 1969 Topps.  I have parts and pieces of pretty much every year of Topps cards that I have not yet completed (except for 1952-1954 Topps, which I have very little of), so eventually, I will sort all of those remaining years, purge the duplicates and log all of the needs.  My main focus after 1970 and 1971 will be 1959 and 1969 like I stated above, but while working on those, I also intend to complete the remaining mid-1990s sets that I need.  Those won't take too much work, as I will be able to find commons and boxes of those years pretty cheaply.  I have already started sorting and logging 1997 Topps and found that I pretty much need a full box of Series 2 1997 to bust so I can start picking up the random commons I need to finish that one.
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