Late last year I picked up a starter set lot of 75 Topps on eBay for $93, it had 528 of the cards including the Yount rookie. I quickly picked up the non-star, non-team card, non-checklist cards from my LCS and also added 7 cards I had from my collection prior to buying the lot bringing me to just over 600 of the 660 cards.
After that I stalled. I picked up a few cards in Sportlots auctions including the Aaron and Ryan Highlights, Steve Carlton and Reggie. Picked up a couple at a not so local card shop and through Topps Diamond Giveaway. I picked up around 15 over a few month period, not too good on the progress side. A few weeks back I finally landed the George Brett RC.
Less than 2 weeks ago I decided to remedy the situation and found an online cards store with fairly reasonable prices. I did some shopping with a goal to keep the condition pretty good and for the most part succeeds. I got a couple with wax stains and one team card with a few markings that will eventually need to be updated but otherwise I am pretty happy with the haul.
Here are the first 9:
Down to only 8 cards to go and I am going to push to finish this one up in the next few weeks. No huge cards left, the Mantle and Aaron MVP and Carlton Fisk are the only non-Checklist/Team Card needs left. Glad I was able to finally knock a chunk off the want list.