Plus in the 80's, I more interested in new releases instead of vintage. As time went on... the set continued to get more expensive... thus making it less likely that I'd ever reach my dream of owning the 660 card set.
Fast forward three decades and I'm finally in the position where I can pick up something special for myself every now and then. So when I stumbled across this near mint condition set on eBay, it was love a first sight. I knew I had to own it, so I made the seller a fair offer and thankfully he accepted.
Upon its arrival, I quickly discovered that this set had a few flaws. Twelve to be exact. There were two cards missing: #166 Woodie Fryman and #344 Ben Oglivie. And ten of the team checklists had be marked in pencil.
The seller ended up giving me a partial refund to help cover the cost of replacing the cards. I immediately picked up the two missing singles, but I'm still in the process of acquiring the team checklists.
In the meantime... I've thrown the set into Ultra Pro's new 9-pocket mini card pages and have to admit... the set looks awesome. See for yourself:
It looks so good that the pencil marks are hardly noticeable. I've only had this set in the binder since last weekend and I've already looked through it ten to fifteen times. And guess what? I'm so enamored by the bright colors, numerous superstars, and awesome card design... I haven't once flipped over the checklists in search of pencil.
Right now... it's about appreciating what I have in front of me. And I'm perfectly happy with what I see.
Happy Wednesday everyone... and sayonara!