1986 Topps #685 - Tim Wallach
This Tim Wallach is an automatic winner, as it's the first #685 buyback I've acquired and makes the franken-set by default. I don't think anyone could have predicted what a monster season Wallach would have the year after this card was printed up. A great start to today's proceedings...
2006 Topps #UH76 - Danys Baez
Next up, a 2006 Danys Baez. I'm guessing John must have had two of these, because I doubt he'd send me any Braves he didn't already have in his massively impressive team collection. This one's from the 2006 Topps Update set though, so for the time being anyway...
1989 Topps #42T - Kevin Gross
Two out of three cards are Montreal Expos to lead off today. Kevin Gross sure was reliable and durable, as 1989 was the fifth year in a row that he'd start at least 30 games. Unfortunately this is a Traded buyback as well.
1990 Topps #294 - Craig McMurtry
Now we're talking! There are few cheap thrills in collecting that excite me as much as a 1990 Topps buyback. This one is particularly great, as it features pitcher Craig McMurtry taking infield practice wearing his everyday glasses. Love it. It's even better due to the fact that it's the first #294 buyback I've encountered, giving it a clear path to the binder, and...
1989 Topps #203 - Rob Ducey
Continuing on, we've got another '89, this time from the standard flagship set. I remember Ducey's name (as a kid it was a slightly comical one), but don't really have any recollection of him as a player. He lasted 13 years in Major League baseball, but wasn't considered a real full-time player for more than a couple of those at most.
1990 Topps #38 - Wes Gardner
Last card for today, and it's yet another 1990 Topps buyback! A Red Sox player too, can't beat that. In this case I already had a buyback in slot 38:
These were fantastic, but they were only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the prize package I received from John. I'll have some more of those cards up here later this week, or early next. Thanks for stopping by!
Franken-set Progress: 642/792 (81%)
1990 Topps Buyback Set: 107/792 (13%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 571
Total Buybacks in Collection: 1,320