Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Joy of a Completed Set: 1984 Topps

Steve, from The Card Chop, knocked off the last six cards from my 1984 Topps want list.  Set complete!
In return for Steve's efforts I sent him a couple of odd-ball sets from the 90s and some Braves for his collection.  I know that Mattingly rookie is the card from the 84 set and I'm really happy Steve was willing to part with it.  I hope he was as pleased with the return!  Thanks for set help, Steve!

Now, what should I focus on?  I've been slowly knocking off sets from my set needs page

I actually found the last relic from the 2012 Panini Triple Play set that I need.  I have a search saved on eBay and this was the first hit in over a year:
 As it turns out there were four other bidders who wanted in on a nameless swatch of baseball pants embedded in a baseball card.

I tried to snipe the auction, but my max bid wasn't nearly enough.  Bummer.  Currently there's three jersey cards, one base card, and one bat card from the set on eBay, but I'll probably have to wait another year or two until the pants show up again.   I still need the pants card AND three other short prints to finish my set.  Sigh.

In the meantime I guess I'll try my hand at the 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes set.  There's 260 cards in the short set and I only need eight after ripping a couple of boxes I picked up for cheap back in December.   If you have any let me know, because I'll do my best to make it worth your while.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh, that's got to feel nice! I'm closing in on my first set (1965 O-Pee-Chee) and there's finally light at the end of the tunnel. The only set I've "finished" is a complete run of Topps Rookie Cup cards 1960-present, but that set will (hopefully) never really be done.

  2. Thanks again for the trade, Tom. I'm glad to have been able to help knock that set off your list. I was very happy with the return. Thanks again!