The Detroit News put out a commemorative set in 1981 celebrating 100 years of Tigers baseball of 135 cards. I had been eyeing this set for some time and wanted to commemorate my goal of 6,000 by making the purchase when I was in closing distance. As always (at least for me) I had some cards not accounted for that pushed the number up on June 1 to 6.089.
I had been scouring the local retail stores for Archives this weekend and finally got a tip from This Way to the Clubhouse that Super Wal-Mart would have some, sure enough and 2 Blasters and 6 rack packs later, I had my fill of archives, love these sets especially 1985 and for some reason 1990 (prolly cause I was 5 and 10 at those points and the peak of my collecting)
Now just because you or I have a certain quantity of cards doesn't mean it's quality. If you were to knock my collection it would be this: several holes in the team set variety.
A couple of highlights this week....
I am not much of a repack warrior, but this was definitely a treat to pull.
That's going to be the focus for me heading forward, to fill up those Swiss chesse team sets and make them whole. Sounds like some touchy-feely psych session. Maybe this is therapy....
Keep it Hot on the Corner, pat.