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Now, I understand that '87 Topps is not vintage and it more than appropriately falls under the category of junk wax, but that doesn't make me want to chase it any less. I really do enjoy the design. Honest!
January is traditionally a slow month for cards as everyone is waiting on Topps flagship to be released. So, let's make things a little interesting in the meantime.
Let me welcome you to my 1987 Topps Project!
Goal: Complete the '87 Topps set, without purchasing any cards before 2015.
A. I had 115 cards to start with, which I had accumulated over the last twenty-seven years. Most of those cards came from repack boxes and my Cubs box.
B. I won a Listia auction for two rack packs and 77 more cards were added to the project.
C. Then I made a trade with Nolan's Dugout for 76 more cards and Jaybarkerfan's Junk dumped another 113 cards on me.
I'm sitting at 381 cards and I'm turning to the blogosphere for help to get to the magic number of 792.
Proposal: Take a look at my need list and trade me your '87 Topps. For every ten cards that fit into my set I'll give you one entry into the dreaded randomizer for a blaster. Oh, and don't just send me your entire stack, because I will send all duplicates back in my trade return package. Yes, I want to complete the set; no, I don't want to fill a monster box with '87 Topps.
A. My trade box isn't busting with autos and relics, but I'll do my best to send something back that interests you for your junk wax... er, I mean '87 Topps.
B. Entries for the blaster: Nolan's Dugout (76 cards) will be rewarded 8 entries into the randomizer and Jaybarkerfan's Junk (113 cards) will be given 11. I'm a math teacher. I round. Deal.
C. The blaster? When the set is completed I will type all the entries into the randomizer. I'll make a trip to my local Big Box Store and report the list of inventory back to winner. The winner will have their choice of current product. Nice.
D. How to get the ball rolling: Check my need list and find what you can contribute. E-mail me at mrcoach00 at yahoo dot com with "87 Topps" in the subject heading, state the number of cards that you can help with, and be sure to mention what you're collection interests are. I'll e-mail you back with what I can send back and an address. Pretty simple.
I'll trade you for your '87 Topps and you might win a blaster for your efforts. I'm out the cost of a blaster, but I complete a set, drum up a little traffic for the blog, and potentially find a few new trade partners.
Sounds like a win-win if you ask me.