Back in March, Topps Living Set was introduced with the idea of starting with card #1 but not having an ending card. 3 cards are released per week at $15 for all 3, or $8 per card if bought separately, all based on the 1953 Topps baseball design.
Mathematically, this is a huge investment if a collector wanted to attempt this: $15 x 52 weeks equals $780/year for just 156 cards, and that’s assuming the collector bought the 3-card bundle instead of each one individually.
That’s simply crazy. I mean, what kind of idi…oh.
Actually, I dig this set because it gives me a chance to build a set with my kids that could possibly continue when they’re adults and have kids of their own. Plus, the set is based on the 1953 Topps baseball design which I think is one of the better designs from that decade.
My only gripe so far with this set is that the cards aren’t serial-numbered. Other than that, the cardboard stock along with amazing images really help the cards “pop”. No flashy gimmicks here, just the way the 1953 set was intended.
You can follow my progress and check out the scans of each card (once I finish scanning, that is), including a “living” checklist here:
Given that the site isn’t that old, I already added a new section called Collection. Instead of creating a new site for my card collection, I decided it would be easier (and cheaper) to just have it all centrally located.
My goal is to document and scan any and all sets that I am trying to complete and sets I have already completed. Each set page will have scans of each card front (and backs if the cards are serial numbered), along with an inline checklist to accompany the scans.
Right now I just have a few sets that I’ve added with the intention of getting scans as quickly as I can. Some sets, such as 1994 Topps Finest Refractors, are ambitious as there’s 440 cards to collect, along with the fact that singles aren’t exactly cheap. But, knowing all that, I’m not in a big hurry to complete the set, or any other set I may add.
With that said, checkout the Collection section if you’d like to keep track of my progress.
Welcome to A Sports Card Blog. I’ll try to keep this brief, as you can read more about the site on the About page.
After a few years of hiding from the sports card and blogging world, I decided to make a comeback and talk about what I collect, why I collect, and anything interesting regarding sports cards. It’s something that sticks with you when you start at a young age, and I can say that I do miss collecting in general.
Getting back into the hobby will be gradual; there’s just too much out there and I’d like to start off slow and figure out what I want to collect before making a huge investment, such as player collections or set collections.