I met up with local collector Jeff Scott (Bruins and Tony Gwynn collector), who passed off a bunch more cards to find their way through my hands and either into my collection, or on to others as I continue to pull stuff together for him. These cards included complete or near complete sets (well two anyway) and a bunch of other cards. Today, I figure I'd share the benefits of one of those complete sets - 1989 Topps baseball.
I have a complete set myself, so had to look at whether it was worth keeping whole, selling whole, or breaking for parts, and as I had a few upgrades from it, and a few other holes to fill in my collection from it (error and variation cards), I am going to split and trade away the set.
Since we have all probably seen a bunch of the set anyway, I'll share what I am keeping from it, which isn't too much, but great to add and be close to really done on a master set for it.
As you can see, not many variation cards that I needed either, but 6 is 6 more than I had before, so I'll take it. Some are small printing related differences, like Jefferson and the pink/purple triangle in the bottom left corner. I know, getting pretty detailed when it comes to a "master set" back in the 80s and 90s. Better than sets these days with purposely short printed versions (or multiple versions) of star players.
A great start to the bunch of cards from Jeff - another set to go through and share tomorrow.