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Saturday, December 19, 2009

SET COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1955 Topps!!!


It is over. My quest to complete the 1955 Topps set is done. Completed. Game over man, game over.
I received the bulk of the set as a Christmas gift from my mom in 2007. I took a look at the checklist and figured I could get a majority of it done and would have had to wait for the heavy hitters like the Koufax and Clemente RCs, the Aaron, Ted Williams, etc.
I got very lucky on some ebay auctions and when I ended up with the Clemente last year, I saw that I could realistically complete the set. It took me some time to go from 24 cards remaining to 0, especially with the house selling issues, but the time has finally come...
THE SET IS COMPLETE!!!! I am so happy! I intend on scanning each card and blogging them much like the guy who did the 1988 set did. I am so happy that I got this one done!!

16 comments:

PAB said...

What an achievement. Congrats

Spiff said...

Very cool. A huge accomplishment. Congratulations.

night owl said...

Wow. I can't even imagine doing that. Nice work.

Matt Runyon said...

Absolutely awesome

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Nice. Congrats!

beardy said...

Congrats! That is awesome.

Flash said...

Congrats again. I hope to one day be able to see your completed set in person. Although, I have seen your Clemente Rookie which is probably the big dog of the set.

Field of Cards said...

Wow. I'd never even tackle such a cool set. Good for you. What next? The 1987 Topps set? Good luck, it's nearly impossible. :-)

Anonymous said...

That is an incredible achievement; congrats.

Steve Gierman said...

Awesome!! I love it when a plan comes together!

Collective Troll said...

That craziest thing is that you finished that set before 2009 Allen and Ginter... Congrats. We are all very JEALOUS!

PAB said...

I kind of feel bad for a guy who writes a blog called Pursuit of the 80's. On the blog roll he has a post about completing the '80 Topps set. The next post on the blog roll is about you finishing '55 Topps.

It reminds me of a story I heard on Jeopardy. A contestant retold a story about telling one of his friends that he made it on Jeopardy. His friend responded "that's great news, I was just named a Rhodes Scholar."

deal said...

Incredible - Congratulations!

Drew said...

CONGRATS DUDE!!! That is one of the best sets all time, hold onto those cards dude! You may become a thousandaire off those!

Dennis said...

Whoa. That's all kinds of awesome. Congrats!

Play at the Plate said...

Great set. Congrats!