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Such a strange error card

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The strange 2014 Non-Yelich Error card. No clue who is on that card, but it is not gangly awkward Yelich.

pushing through cards

Feels like two years of just pushing though sorting 1989-1991 cards. Soooo many of them and I still feel like I'm not close to the sumit of completion. While doing this, I have continued to work on team sets of 50s, 60s, and 2000s. I would have never thought that 2002 would be one of the hardest to put together. Although looking at Topps 2002 Checklist, it is not that hard to see why people would want to hold on to this year.

1964 Topps cubs collection

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1964 Topps Chicago Cubs cards - Larry Jackson - 5xAS, NL wins leader, and CY runner up - Lou Brock - 6xAS and HoF - Billy Williams - 6xAS and HoF - Ernie Banks - 14xAS, 2xMVP, and HoF - Bob Buhl - 2xAS

1990 Topps Cubs Team Set completed

My 1990 Topps Cubs Team Set is complete, times 2. This set was put together piece by piece between 1990 and 2020. As now complete, there are two complete sets and several partial. There are 31 cards in the standard set. The cards with a '2 x *' besides them were the cards hardest to come by. I have 10 Mark Grace cards, so that appeared to be the easiest for me. Below is the break down. ==1990 Topps Cubs== =31 cards ++++ =2 complete sets * 1 12 Joe Girardi RC , 5 x 2 37 Domingo Ramos , 7 x . 3 67 Scott Sanderson , 9 x 4 86 Paul Kilgus , 2 x ** 5 114 Mike Bielecki , 6 x 6 134 Earl Cunningham RC , 5 x . 7 140 Andre Dawson , 4 x 8 187 Rick Wrona , 6 x . 9 210 Ryne Sandberg , 3 x 10 240 Mark Grace , 10 x . 11 256 Marvell Wynne , 2 x ** 12 287 Vance Law , 7 x . 13 311 Dwight Smith RC , 7 x 14 337 Lloyd McClendon

Advancing my 1958 Topps Chicago Sets

Last night I purchased four more 1958 Topps cards. Jim Wilson , 1958, 1, Topps , Standard , Chi White Sox Billy Goodman , 1958, 1, Topps , Standard , Chi White Sox Don Rudolph , 1958, 1, Topps , Standard , Chi White Sox Taylor Phillips , 1958, 1, Topps , Standard , Chi Cubs This is now the status of my Cubs and White Sox stand for 1958: = 1958 Chicago Cubs = == Have 033 Cal Neeman Topps Chi Cubs 1958 c 144 Bobby Morgan Topps Chi Cubs 1958 2 281 Sam Taylor Topps Chi Cubs 1958 c 184 Elvin Tappe Topps Chi Cubs 1958 c 041 Dave Hillman Topps Chi Cubs 1958 p 135 Mike Drabowsky Topps Chi Cubs 1958 p 066 Lee Walls Topps Chi Cubs 1958 p 080 Dick Drott Topps Chi cubs 1958 p 310 Ernie Banks Topps Chi Cubs 1958 s 430 Bobby Thomson Topps Chi Cubs 19

Advancing my early Topps cards

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Slowly, but surely, I'm advancing my early Topps cards I finally pulled the trigger on this card that I have wanted for years.  A Topps 1961 Ernie Banks. Below is how my 1961 Chicago teams are going (yes, there are two Billy Williams and Ed Bouchee): Card # Brand Year Name Team 012 Topps 1961 Moe Thacker Chi Cubs 035 Topps 1961 Ron Santo Chi Cubs 058 Topps 1961 Joe Schaffernoth Chi Cubs 107 Topps 1961 Seth Morehead Chi Cubs 141 Topps 1961 Billy Williams Chi Cubs 141 Topps 1961 Billy Williams Chi Cubs 196 Topps 1961 Ed Bouchee Chi Cubs 196 Topps 1961 Ed Bouchee Chi Cubs 214 Topps 1961 Danny Murphy Chi Cubs 253 Topps 1961 Sammy Taylor Chi Cubs 264 Topps 1961 Glen Hobbie Chi Cubs 317 Topps 1961 Jim Brewer Chi Cubs 350 Topps 1961 Ernie Banks Chi Cubs 382 Topps 1961 Frank Thomas

Binder progress.

Topps 1988 binder - done Fleer 1988 binder - done - complete plus Donruss 1988 binder - done Score 1988 binder - in progress Score 1989 binder - in progress Score 1990 binder - in progress Score 1991 binder - not stated Topps 1990 binders - in progress Yes, I continue to work on the three Topps 1990 binders too. Here are the cards I'm sorting to find: 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #201 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #221 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #417 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #431 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #438 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #445 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #446 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #448 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #451 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #455 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #457 1990 Topps Std binder 1 #459 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #035 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #036 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #043 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #044 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #051 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #052 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #055 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #070 1990 Topps Std binder 2 #083

9 pocket sheets

I have purchase hundreds of hundreds of 9 pocket card sheets and have been discouraged and how the quality has continued to go down while the price at Walmart and Meijer is now $6 for just 35 for Ultra "pro" sheets. As I have posted before, I have been exploring alternatives. One such alternative is Amazon brand sheets.  Yes, Amazon brand.  I was very pleasantly surprised. 100 sheets for $11 and better quality that what I can purchase at Walmart.  With a thicker mill and easy fit, I was very happy. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PD7KBN5 Now I'm exploring Gold Seal 9 pocket sheets that are 100 sheets for $17.50. 100-Ct. clear HEAVYWEIGHT trading card sleeve pages/protectors, 8.5" x 11" 9 Pockets per page times 100 pages gives you storage for 900 cards! Single-sided top loading for easy card insertion Durable, nonstick, non-glare, archival safe and acid free Reinforced heat-sealed seams to last

1990 Topps

I now have spent a week on Topps 1990. I own way more 1990 Topps cards than I thought I owned. I am 99% sure I have two complete sets and most likely many incomplete sets. I'm thinking at this time that I will probably only keep 3 binders worth. I admit I like these cards better than when I purchased them in 1990. Since I have hardly touched them since then, they are in great condition. I did pick up a few hundred of them (maybe over a thousand) in 2020 while aquiring other cards. 12 Most Valuable 1990 Topps Baseball Cards #414 Frank Thomas Rookie Card #336 Ken Griffey Jr. #692 Sammy Sosa Rookie Card #757 Larry Walker Rookie Card #701 Bernie Williams Rookie Card #331 Juan Gonzalez Rookie Card #1 Nolan Ryan #2 Nolan Ryan (The Mets Years) Baseball Card #3 Nolan Ryan (The Angels Years) Baseball Card #4 Nolan Ryan (The Astros Years) Baseball Card #5 Nolan Ryan (The Rangers Years) Baseball Card #300 Bo Jackson Baseball Card

2021 Goals

1) Catalog at least half of my 1990's baseball cards. I have many thousands to do. I believe 10-15 thousand cards between 1990 - 1999 that still need to be cataloged. 2) Additionally, I would like to put all of my 1990's cards into binders. That project will be expensive and as time consuming as goal #1. 3) Also I would like to create more videos for youtube and try to make them more pesonalble. 4) Lastly, I will be aquiring more cards, but purchase less and specifically for certain holes in the following sets: 1959 Topps 1962 Topps 1964 Topps 1972 Topps