Collecting Mail Bag

Mail Bag Recap #9

Another week, another mail bag. The trading card database has been a lot of fun. I have completed a few trades and my sets are getting closer to completion.

The first trade I received this week was from La Loosh on TCDB. In exchange for some 2020 Topps Series 1 inserts, he sent me a stack of cards from my 1989 Topps wantlist (plus extras!). I was able to add 12 cards, which puts me at 91.6% of a master set.

I have been rebuilding my 1995-96 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Hockey set recently. At one point I had multiple gold and silver redemption sets, but they got lost over the years. Thankfully they are somewhat plentiful on eBay, but I had to wait a few weeks to find them for cheap.

I find it odd that the sealed sets have holes at the top as if they could be hung on a retail shelf…

Finally, TCDB member marcbrubaker of graciously sent me a package filled with set needs.

Three 1986’s put my set at 77.9% complete.

These two 1988 additions bring my master set up to 88.2% complete.

These six 1989’s put my master set at 92.3%.

A whopping 66 cards added to my 1990 set. Bringing the set from 75.3% to 83.6% complete.

These twelve 1992 Topps make a nice dent to bring my set completion to 90%!

Thanks again, Marc. I really appreciate it!

That’s all for this mail bag. Thanks for reading.

By 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.

4 replies on “Mail Bag Recap #9”

I’ve never been crazy for 1990 Topps baseball… but seeing it fanned out like that in the photo is pretty cool. Love all of the different border colors. And those two Crash the Game redemption sets are pretty neat. I remember pulling the inserts and checking box scores to see if my player scored on the date printed on the card. Good times.

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