trip to a local show where he picked up a wax box of 2004 Topps Total. A damn fine item to return from a show with if you ask me. Like so many collectors I really love this release.
A giant injection to my Sox collection there from one of my favorite sets of the early 2000s. Doesn't hurt that 2004 is a significant year in the history of the Boston Red Sox either.
As if all of that wasn't enough though, Joe also included a buyback, and a very nice one at that:
1991 Topps #610 - Andres Galarraga
A star player in glorious Expos uniform, on a unique horizontal card from one of the under-rated sets of my childhood collecting heyday. What's not to love?!?! Simply awesome, and what's more 610 was a number that I was missing previously, so the Big Cat makes the franken-set binder. I don't foresee this one getting ousted anytime soon!
Thanks for the awesome cards Joe. I just put the finishing touches on a small bubble mailer for you that should be hitting the mail by the weekend...
Franken-set Progress: 505/792 (63%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 362
Total Buybacks in Collection: 867