Topps 2009 Legends of the Game Insert Set

I have recently been using COMC (checkoutmycards.com) to fill various sets and subsets from the past few Topps Series.

The Legends of the Game set does pretty much what it says on the tin, 25 cards of some of the finest players in baseball history the design is timeless and the addition of a timeline on he back of the cards is a nice little touch.

My favorite card from this set is card number LG13 Jackie Robinson, the card captures him perfectly and its a great addition to my collection.

Over the next few days I will be looking at some of the other Sets I have managed to complete and trying to fill some of the ones I don’t have completed.

Thanks for reading.

Here is the checklist for this Set:

NBR Card Description
LG1 Young, Cy
LG2 Wagner, Honus
LG3 Mathewson, Christy
LG4 Cobb, Ty
LG5 Johnson, Walter
LG6 Speaker, Tris
LG7 Ruth, Babe
LG8 Sisler, George
LG9 Hornsby, Rogers
LG10 Foxx, Jimmie
LG11 Gehrig, Lou
LG12 Ott, Mel
LG13 Robinson, Jackie
LG14 Mize, Johnny
LG15 Wee Reese, Pee
LG16 Campanella, Roy
LG17 Williams, Ted
LG18 Maris, Roger
LG19 Gibson, Bob
LG20 Mantle, Mickey
LG21 Clemente, Roberto
LG22 Munson, Thurman
LG23 Yastrzemski, Carl
LG24 Ryan, Nolan
LG25 Ripken Jr., Cal

Topps Archives 2012 Completed Base Set

After spending much of my years Baseball card funds this year on Topps Archives I am finally able to say that I have completed the Base set of 200 cards and cards numbered 201-240 (still haven’t managed to pull that elusive Harper SSP).

The first card I pulled was The Babe! and the card that completed my set was #178 Adam Lind (interesting how both cards that started and ended my collection were from the same years design)

Out of the insert sets I’ve managed to complete the Deckle Edge, 3-d cards and the Cloth stickers, I need loads of the Relics and out of around 9 blasters I only pulled one auto, Wally Blackman of the New York Mets.

The Relic design is striking on this set and is one of the better relic designs I have seen on recent Topps releases.

Overall this has been my favourite product of the year with the images of the cards crisp and clean and the vintage design is always great too. The Heritage product is good but I have to say I am not a fan of the cardstock they are printed on.

I think the next set I am going to try to complete is the Topps Baseball Update 2012.

Thanks for reading.

Mark

Pack Busting: 1989 Topps

This is my first post as part of the Wax Fantastic and what better way than to bust some vintage cards! Don’t eat the gum on this one!

Each pack contains 15 cards and one stick of bubblegum and in 1989 packs could also win a trip to spring training! Very cool, this set also contained some pretty good insert sets from the early days of inserts which were a relatively new addition to card collecting.

The first card I pulled was a Cub too so that’s a good start. The cards I pulled from this pack were as follows:

Les Lancaster Chicago Cubs

Vance Law Chicago Cubs (two cubbies in a row!)

Kevin Coffman Braves (but moved to the Cubs in 1989 Three cubs!)

Jay Bell Indians

Mike Marshall Dodgers

Dennis Rasmussen Padres

Glenn Braggs Brewers

Chris Bosio Brewers

Gary Thurman Royals

Dave LaPoint Pirates

Dennis Eckersley Athlethics  (former Cub so I’m counting him as a Cubbie)

John Morris Cardinals

Richard Dotson Yankees

Astros Leaders

All Star American League Card Kirby Puckett (who is from Chicago but never played for the Cubs)

I’m going to include the picture of the Kirby card just because the all star set is a fantastic addition to this set and Kirby had a hell of a year in ’89 getting his first and only batting title.

I love the card design on this set with the team logo in a cool jersey style banner in the bottom right corner and crisp clean borders on most of the base cards; the photography is spot on this year and has some great action shots.

I would have liked to pull the Pete Rose from this set as that photo is my favourite of Rose in that era.

All the none Cubs cards are up for trade if anyone is interested.