Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A 1970 Topps Master Set

Much like any of the vintage Topps sets that were released in series, the toughest to find were the high numbers. It took forever to find the last two White Sox cards (the three headed Rookies card and Bobby Knoop), but I finally found success on eBay with a little stored up PayPal money. I was finally able to finagle those cards in separate 99 cent auctions.

A great big thank you to those who have helped me towards the completion of this set over the past few years. A good chunk of the set was traded and/or donated. It really helped me believe that I could actually finish these vintage sets, without breaking the bank. Little by little, I am accomplishing that goal, even in the face of forced hobby purchasing withdrawals.

This team set is something I never thought would be possible, since I did not see a single 1970 Topps card until the last couple of years. What helped the most was the lack of any leaders cards. That is the main culprit keeping me from completing some of the sixties sets. Throw a floating head of Mickey Mantle on a card with other disembodied heads and suddenly the card becomes almost unobtainable at a decent price.

It may take time and patience, but eventually the goals are accomplished.

Behold, the 1970 Topps White Sox Master Set!


6 comments:

dayf said...

(golf claps)

Bravo, good sir. I'll ask Tommy to not shut you guys out tonight in light of your achievement.

dayf said...

See, what'd I tell ya. I got connections.

White Sox Cards said...

Thanks! Can you whisper something in Hudson's ear for tomorrow night?

AdamE said...

I feel your pain in trying to finish off the tail end of 60s and 70s sets.

Congrats...

dayf said...

But of course, good man.

I whispered in Huddy's ear "all goose eggs until Steve finishes his 1953 Topps team set"

White Sox Cards said...

Hmmmm.... I already completed the 1953 archives set. I guess that's good for runs every other inning.

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