Friday, February 27, 2009

The quest for 1987 Topps

Darn it!

The other day I posted that I'd completed the set. Tonight I pulled down the box with the 1987 Topps cards in it and put them all in order. I'm still missing 6 cards. I've been using a computer database to track my cards for years. I'm under no illusion that it is 100% accurate. 5 cards out of 792 is an error rate of 0.6%. Not so bad I suppose.

On a more positive note, after seeing a tip from the Cardboard Junkie, I went to WalMart to see if I could find a Topps blaster box with the black cards. I was successful. I wasn't planning to buy anymore Topps series 1 but I had to have these. And I got this in the box.

The patch is a replica commemorating the 1953 All-Star Game. Roy was a 7-time All-Star. In the 1953 game he was 1 for 4 with a run scored as the National beat the Americans, 5-1. Lucy over at Dinged Corners just did a nice book report on Campanella.


dayf said...

Topps should put me on the payroll for the number of blasters I helped them sell this week.

Nachos Grande said...

Topps did the whole patch thing without a single I have to keep hoping to pull that one which at least has the Reds' logo on it!

jacobmrley said...

your quest is over, i have these six and they are in the mail.