When it comes to cards and collecting sets, I'm awfully impatient. I want the set finished as soon as possible and I think it makes me spend too much at times, mostly when collecting newer sets.
I've been searching high and low for the final three cards to finish up my 1973 set. The blue checklists came in the other day. I hit the show this morning and came up dry on those three cards. I checked the four dealers that had a large amount of vintage and none had any of the three. I checked eBay and found two. I found them earlier but I wanted to see if I could find them from the same seller, to save on shipping. I also wanted to check the show first before I grabbed them individually. They aren't expensive but why not save where I can? The only card I cannot seem to find is card 554, Dave Concepcion. If anyone has one lurking around in their collections, please let me know. I'll trade HUGE for it.
**Edit: I have found Dave, he was lurking on Sportlots!**
The show wasn't a total bust though and I've gone ahead and removed the poll from the sidebar. With a final tally of 21/11 in favor of 1971, I've gone all out on that set and decided it was next. I'm not even looking at 75's yet. I picked up a nice starter lot from the local shop (244, I'm including the few I had in my collection) and some great cards today (58 total from two sellers), which puts me at 302 towards the set.
Check out some of the pick ups today:
Thanks to everyone who voted. I figured the '71 would be the winner and I'm glad it was (well, at the time of poll deletion). This is already becoming a fun set to collect and I know it'll stay that way.
So there you have it, My impatience has led me to start another classic vintage set. What a journey it'll be.
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