I haven't had as much time as I would like to read everyone's blogs, some days I wonder if I am missing out on some great content by not staying up with everyone. Luckily I was reading a few blogs a couple weeks back and noticed a post by Robert at $30 a week habit where he had picked up a 1981 Topps Reggie Jackson and in reading the comments I saw he was working on the set. I clicked on his want list link and saw he still had a ways to go.
Earlier that evening I had run across a box of 1981 Topps cards from a collection I purchased a couple years back so I decided to see if I could help him out. I was happy to find a pretty solid stack including the Gibson and Baines rookie cards so I sent him a note to make sure I had the correct address. As luck would have it, the next box I picked up had a bunch of 1978 Topps cards, another set he was working on. Another solid stack later and I was feeling pretty good about helping a fellow collector out.
Robert offered to take a look at my want list and I was happy he did as he sent me some set builder for my 2019 Topps Heritage set and even more excitedly my 2008 Topps Heritage set. The collection I referenced above had a nice stack of 2008 Heritage so I decided to put a want list together and go after the set. It is a little daunting to try and go after a set that is over a decade old that also has 75 short prints. This trade with Robert was only the second trade I have been able to drum up to help on the set.
Here is the nice stack of 2008 Heritage, modeled after one of my favorite vintage sets - 1959 Topps:
That is a nice stack of 29 new cards for my set and I decided to share a few of my favorites:
These combo cards are great and when I inherited my dad's childhood collection, the 1959 Topps combo cards were among my favorites.
Of the 29 cards, 3 were short prints including these awesome All-Star cards. I only wish these could be labeled with Sporting News versus Topps News.
Finally, Robert was able to knock 6 SPs off my 2019 Heritage list.
Thank you so much Robert for the return package! You have jump started my energy around the 2008 Heritage set. Fellow Bloggers and Collectors, if you have some Heritage cards for trade from either of these sets, please check out my want list. I am sure we can work out a trade.