Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Master Set Completion Shrinkage

In July I picked up my 101st item on the Billy Williams PSA master list.  It brought my completion rate to 80%, 101 out of 127.

Today I have 100 items on the list, and a completion rate of 75%.

I wasn't robbed.  I didn't lose anything.  Nothing was ruined because I left it in my pockets and it went through the washer.

The reason for the change is that PSA has adjusted the list.  I was alerted yesterday by superBanks collector Joe that there were two new items added to the Billy Williams list.  I went to the PSA site and looked up the Billy list.

It turns out that in addition to those two new additional items, five others had been added since I grabbed my original list.  And one item was removed from the list.

We went from 127 items to adding seven more and subtracting one.  The new to me total is 133 items.

Added were:
1964 Venezuela Topps Cubs Team 237
1969 Transogram Billy Williams Hand Cut-Side Panel
1971 Bazooka No Number Billy Williams/Dave Mcnally/Jim Fregosi Complete Box
1971 Bazooka Numbered Billy Williams Hand Cut 26
1971 Bazooka Numbered Billy Williams/Dave Mcnally/Jim Fregosi Hand Cut-Panel
1971 O-Pee-Chee Cubs Team 502
1974 O-Pee-Chee Chicago Cubs 211

None of these are actual new items; they are all variations.  The only ones that should be fairly simple to get are the two O-Pee-Chee cards.  The others are rare and expensive.  The 1971 Bazooka box is listed at $175.  An unnumbered 1971 Bazooka can be had for $37.49.

One item was removed from the list, the 1973 Topps Pin-up.  I don't know why a item would be removed from a list.  Maybe Joe can help out with that.

1 comment:

  1. Can't help with the Pin-Up; it's still included in the Aaron an Bench sets. In fact, it's the highest-weighted item in the Bench Master Set.
    Now I'll delete the Williams set I added to the Registry so that I could ask for the addition of the two OPC cards. My work here is done.