I have been stocking up on card lots and starter sets over the past month. The card lots range from the early 1980’s to the early 1990’s. I think I am looking at around 5,000 cards to sort and create want lists for each year. It’s a big task, but I love sorting.
I have been lucky to find early to mid-1980’s lots on eBay and Facebook groups. When I start a set, I usually like to open a box and go from there, but the prices for early to mid-1980’s Topps wax boxes is way more than what I want to spend.
Starter lots can range from $15 to $25 depending on how many cards it contains. I prefer lots sizes around 500 cards, as it still lets me chase down cards and still have some fun.
The following is a box of approximately 1,200 1981, 1982, and 1983 Topps. This was an easy $30 purchase from a Facebook group. The big rookies are probably missing, but I am more than okay with that. I just wanted a good starter lot.
My 1988 and 1989 Topps needs should be filled with some jumbo or rak packs. Both years were very over produced and still cheap.
While the wax box price for early to mid-1980’s Topps is more than I want to spend, early 1990’s Topps is cheap. 1992 Topps was a very nostalgic year for me that will earn a blog post in the future. My original 1992 Topps set was really beat up, so I decided to start over with a new one.
I have been sitting on a complete 2018 Topps Series 1 set since it was released. I missed the Series 2 set for reasons I cannot remember, but was recently given a 800 count box of 2018 Topps Series 2 commons. This box should yield a set and a nice stack of duplicates.
It’s a good thing I love to sort cards, because I have a ton of work ahead of me.