Stat Kings post on the '83-84 season a while back.
1965 Topps #219 - Bob Meyer
Closing things out for today, of course I checked to see if the seller had any buybacks available! While it takes a relatively special flagship buyback to get me to shell out a dollar or more, I'll pick up just about any Heritage box-topper buyback that I don't already have for a dollar. That's basically the only explanation for why I picked up a buyback of career 2-12 pitcher Bob Meyer.
1969 Topps #502 - Minnie Rojas
Next up, a Heritage buyback from this year's release. I've actually picked up quite a few of these in lots, as well as some decent star singles, but haven't had time to digest many yet for the franken-set project. Not much star power here, as Rojas was a reliever who lasted less than three seasons in Major League Baseball. Does he make the binder in slot 502?
1992 Topps #150 - Roger Clemens
Finally, here's one I had no qualms about throwing into my virtual pile. Clemens' iconic 1991 card is pretty much a dream buyback for me, but in the meantime this 1992 buyback isn't too shabby either. Roger was coming off a Cy Young season here, and I like the photograph and cropping job on this one as well. While The Rocket isn't exactly one of my all-time favorite Sox, this is still a strong contender for the binder.
That's an even 20 cards there, and at 99 cents per we've got a running total of $19.80, so I'll call it there. As is the case just about every time I do one of these "virtual blaster" posts, I'm reminded of just how much more satisfying my hobby purchases tend to be when I'm hand-picking the cards I desire rather than leaving it up to the "Cardboard Gods".
Would you have grabbed any of these yourself for a buck? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Either way, thanks for stopping by!
Franken-set Progress: 594/792 (75%)
1990 Topps Buyback Set: 64/792 (8%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 450
Total Buybacks in Collection: 1,108