Mail Bag Recap #11

Mail Bag

More mail means more mail bag recap. This recap includes a Hall of Fame rookie from 1982, errors, and more junk wax set needs.

It seems pretty common for traders to graciously throw in extra set needs. This is the second time in a week that a trade has included extra 1990 Topps. It’s almost as if collectors are trying to get rid of their 1990 Topps…

This is the result of a nice trade with Terry (TCDB member tapone2). We swapped some cards and he tossed in some extra 1990 Topps for me. Also included was a 1991 Topps #87 Tracy Jones variation (F* print code before copyright on back).

The stack of 1990 Topps brings me to 88% completion. Thank you, Terry!

Another trade with Matthew (TCDB member jmswyo) netted me three 2020 Topps Series 1 needs.

My 2020 Topps Series 1 set is now at 48.3% complete. Thank you, Matthew!

My 1982 set build is moving along nicely. The “heavy hitter” card in that set is #21 Future Stars Cal Ripken Jr. rookie. I was able to snatch one up on eBay for $12. It’s no PSA 10, but good enough for me.

The Ripken rookie brings the master set build up to 85.3% complete.

Kari (TCDB member karsal) from up north, and I exchanged cards across the border last week. He sent me a stack of set needs for my 1989 Topps as well as some 1986, 1988, and two 1992 Topps Match The Stats Game cards.

I am at 98.6% of a 1989 Topps master set, 88.5% of a 1988 Topps master set, and 78.5% of a complete 1986 Topps set.

The trade also include two 1992 Topps Match The Stats Game cards. Remember my post on these a while back? These two bring my set up to 80.3%. Thank you, Kari!

This week I added my 1984 Topps set needs to TCBD. I still have to add my 1979 Topps set needs and a few smaller sets. It will be nice to have everything up and focus on other things.

It’s been quite the challenge getting my cards onto the trading card database, but I cannot stress how fun it has been to trade with like minded people. It really has made collecting a lot of fun again. If you haven’t tried it, I recommend it.

Author: BaseCardHero

Ryan is a baseball card dork and developer. He has been collecting cards since he was six starting with 1988 Score. Reigning from Minnesota, he is an avid Minnesota sports fan.

6 thoughts on “Mail Bag Recap #11”

    1. A scratched set!? That sounds fun. As a kid I was told about the flash light trick before I even purchased any packs. I don’t think I ever NOT cheated at the Match the Stats Game.

    2. I was just going to ask… how many different Match the Stats game cards did Topps produce? Is there a checklist out there somewhere?

  1. Hmm, I remember getting a lot of those scratch-offs, but I too had never heard of the flashlight trick — of course I didn’t know any other collector’s at the time, so that probably had something to do with it.

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