1967 Topps #375 - Jake Gibbs
I don't know much about Jake Gibbs; he served as a backup catcher for the Yankees for a number of years. I just like the classic photograph on this one, and it was also a card number that was missing from the franken-set previously, so it just made sense to pick up.
1967 Topps #318 - Dave Giusti
Since that seller offered combined shipping at no extra cost I grabbed two more Heritage buybacks from last year, the first being Dave Giusti. Dave is better remembered as a Pirate, as he led the NL in saves in 1971 when Pittsburgh won the World Series. A nice enough card, but it has some competition when it comes to franken-set induction:
1967 Topps #33 - Sal Bando/Randy Schwartz
Here's the last of the trio of '67 buybacks I grabbed, Sal Bando's rookie card! A very cool buyback indeed, but the competition for the franken-set binder is really starting to heat up...
1990 Topps #3 - Nolan Ryan
Here's the last buyback for today, also from eBay. I know 1990 Topps is beyond ugly, but it has a special place in my heart as the first baseball card set I ever ripped a pack of, or collected heavily. As such, at the outset of this project I envisioned the five-card Nolan Ryan subset that kicked off that set on the very first page of my franken-set.
This one now gives me cards 1-4, but I'm still in search of a buyback version of that elusive card #5 featuring Ryan tipping his cap in a Rangers uniform. To this day I've never seen a 2016 buyback version to match my other four, however I know at least a few of them were stamped for the 2017 "Rediscover Topps" buyback promotion, so I hope to close that gap soon.
Well, that's it for now, back to work...
Franken-set Progress: 323/792 (41%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 105
Total Buybacks in Collection: 428