Monday, September 27, 2010

its finished!

Last week, the final set I needed to complete my goal of having every Topps set from 1982 to now, came in the mail. It was the 1985 set. I started out collecting just 2010 and 1987. Then I bought a few factory sets off of eBay, starting with 1988, 1989, 1991 (basically the junk wax I had as a kid), because I knew I wanted sets from my youth. I had originally wanted just 1987 through 1993. Then I came across some of the newer sets, like 2005, 2007 and 2008, really cheap, plus I found 1997 at the local shop for a good price. That's when I decided to go for it all. I wanted 1987 to 2010. I slowly collected them when I found them for great deals. It wasn't all fun, as I ran into a few snags. These being; astronomical prices for factory sets for the years 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002 (that's when I stopped doing factory and went hand-collated), my 1989 set was rubbish due to a fourth of it being horribly miscut (I'll show these off soon, they're great), 1993 was missing about 25 cards, and 1994 was stuck together. Those three years got replaced (very cheap), and are now all good. Once I got closer to finishing the goal of 87 to 10, I sought out prices for the 5 years before 1987, and found they weren't too bad. So I gave in and went for them. Many of you have noticed the set reviews I've done in past posts. These were when I got a new set to go through. I'll do some retrospective thing in the future that goes more in-depth about each set. For now though, I'm just glad to have a full shelf of some great Topps history coinciding with how long I have been around as well. Here's to 2011!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on an incredible accomplishment. Whether your collection consists of a full run of Topps sets from 1982 to now, 1976 to now (where I am), or even from 1952 to now, it is worth celebrating.


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