Friday, March 6, 2015

I Finally Got Them ALL!!

In this post from just about a month ago, I wrote that I needed just one more card to have a complete run of all the Cubs cards from Topps.

For years my collection was missing the nine high-number Cubs from the 1952 set. A set break of less than minty cards netted me eight of the nine.  Hal Jeffcoat, #341, was the lone holdout.

Hal has now reported!


There he is in all of his creased, rounded-corners glory.  The condition of this card matches the rest of my high-numbers, which is well-loved.

The hole in my binder has been filled.  The hole in my collection has been filled.  The hole in my wallet... well, that will re-fill eventually.

I can now proudly say that I have all of the Topps Cubs cards, instead of having to say I have all* the Topps Cubs cards.
*with some reprints

I've put together a tile with ALL of the 1952 Cubs cards.  Enjoy!

 


10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! They look nice laid out altogether.

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  2. Congratulations, indeed. That's very cool.

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  3. Congrats. Now you can start collecting Cardinals.

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    1. I hate them as a franchise but I have to admit I like the uniforms and they do look good on cards. If you had to collect any other team what would it be?

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    2. Weird choice, but I'd go after the Expos. I always liked the look of their logo and uniform. And I'd only have to go back to 1969.

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    3. Good choice. Long live Coco Laboy!

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  4. Congrats on completing the Topps run. Those cards do look beautiful laid out like that.

    I do wish I could do the entire Topps set of Yankees, but there are a few cards that, unless I win the lottery or land one of the 100,000.00 per year gigs, I will have to only dream of owning.

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  5. Congratulations, awesome looking collection and year!

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  6. Congrats on completing the run! I've been chipping away at the Pirates run for the past few years.

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