I have been trying to chip away at my want lists for 1971 and 1972 Topps for a couple years now. The 1972 set is proving to be quite difficult to track down any high number cards at bargain prices so I have decided to do some work on the 1971 set. It is the set from the year of my birth so I would really like to get it completed before too long. I thought I would share some recent pick ups.
First up is a quad of cards that arrived in a medium sized flat rate box from John at Johnny's Trading Spot. John sent this monster box of cards prior to my move and I didn't have time to sort them until after the move. He packed these 4 1971 Topps cards in with a few player collection cards and a ton of Giants cards into 2 small flat rate boxes. He then packed 4 more boxes of cards for me to use to send out to super traders. When I get around to putting together some packages of cards, I guess I can start with those.
Recently I saw an eBay seller doing a card by card set break and decided to throw down some $3ish bids on about 2 dozen of the cards I needed in the set. I ended up winning 6 of the cards, wish it was a few more but these high number cards command a decent price. Until I get closer to finishing up the set I will seek out bargains like these and not overpay.
So my current status on this set is as follows:
- 3 cards in my account at COMC waiting for me to get them shipped
- 35 Series 3 cards left including HOFers Harmon Killebrew, Tony Perez, Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Leo Durocher, Roberto Clemente and Frank Robinson
- 44 Series 4 high number cards with all but 8 being listed as SPs. I need HOFer managers Sparky Anderson and Dick Williams along with star cards of Dick Allen, Boog Powell, Dusty Baker/Don Baylor RC and Denny McClain.
I have some bigger cards to still track down but I feel like the set is within reach with under 80 cards to go. I am not close enough to do a fast break blitz on the cards I need but I do think I will try to pick off some of the star cards before year end and make sure to put this to rest in 2017.
I just won a new auction that will start a new project that I will share when it arrives. The 1972 set has me so frustrated I may put it to the side for a while and work on the new project. Stay tuned.