I am inching closer and closer to putting this one to rest. My quest to finish up my birth year set of 1971 Topps just got 5 steps closer over the last 2 days. I have yet to fold and overpay (from my perspective) for any cards which tends to be my style as I get close to finishing sets. Practicing patience isn't my strong suit.
I haven't set up eBay searches and email notifications for all my needs yet but every few days I do some searches to see if I can find some reasonably priced high numbers. One seller had 4 of my needs at $2 each and I had to jump. The condition is right where many of the cards in the set are and combined shipping made me a happy collector. Here are the 4:
When I was doing my recent searches, there were 3 cards if figured would go for the highest amount, Rich Allen, Dusty Baker/Don Baylor RC and Denny McClain. They all seem to go for quite a bit. I was pleasantly surprised to find a copy of the Allen in reasonably good shape for under $10 delivered and I jumped at it.