My quest to complete the 1971 Topps set is getting closer to the end point. This is my birth year set and one I set a goal to complete in 2017. Over the last couple weeks I have been able to knock 3 cards off my want list, two of them major gets, bringing it down to 22 cards. Two of those are from Series 3 and the rest are SPs from the high number series. It may take some time, effort and coin but I will get it completed.
I usually save the best for last but today I am going to show the best first.
A great 1968 Topps Bob Clemente card! Again, not great condition as it isn't centered well, the bottom right corner is pretty hairy and the edges surrounding that corner are rough but these 2 cards together to me are a steal of a deal. Once 1971 and 1969 sets are put to rest I suspect I will go after the 1968 set as I inch towards the 1972 set. This card will be set aside to help start that adventure.
I did mention that I picked up a total of 3 1971 cards, here is the next one:
Outside of some centering issues, this is a pretty nice looking Series 3 card of Yanks pitcher Mel Stottlemyer. I have found during my vintage set quests that Yankees tend to cost a premium so crossing another off the list feels nice.
While I did lead off with the "best" card in this post, I am sure not ending on a down note: