At long last I have completed the 264-card 1974-75 Topps hockey set! This set surpasses '79-80 Topps as the oldest hockey set that I've managed to finish off. Here are the last two cards that I needed at the end, which are now at home in the set binder with their 262 friends:
I actually started this quest when I picked up a random lot of these cards on eBay way back in the Spring of 2009. Finally, nearly four years later, I can put this one to rest. This was a really fun set to hand collate just because my cards came from so many different sources. Everything from eBay, to Sportlots, to Check Out My Cards, to trades with other bloggers and collectors, to the local hobby shop, to card shows helped me to complete this one. Collecting all these little squares of cardboard from all over the globe and assembling them in one binder, in order, felt very rewarding and gave me the kind of satisfaction that set building is all about. A huge thank you to the many bloggers out there who helped me with this one over the past few years.
Now I've gotta go back and finish my '80s Topps run, then it's on to the rest of the '70s...
1974-75 Topps Hockey
1979-80 Topps Hockey
1986-87 Topps Hockey
1987-88 Topps Hockey
1988-89 Topps Hockey
1989-90 Topps Hockey
Set-completion, Canadian-style - Happy Canada Day to my north-of-the-border readers! It's tradition around here to try to acknowledge this day -- since I practically live in Canada acco...