Finally, there were also a pair of Topps buybacks to be found! I'm eternally grateful to the folks who have shipped me buybacks for my franken-set project over the last couple of years. This isn't the first time Joe has done so, nor the last! Let's see how the two that he sent along fared in terms of franken-set induction...
1979 Topps #426 - Chris Speier
A nice Spring Training shot on this '79 Chris Speier. Must have been a bit chilly wherever this photograph was taken, as Chris is sporting long sleeves under his uniform, and a batting glove on his non-glove hand. The binder was lacking a #426 buyback, so this one was a home run and makes the set by default.
1976 Topps #494 - Craig Swan
The other buyback that Joe sent along with this delivery was this '76 Craig Swan. I'm extra grateful that Joe was willing to give this one up, being a Mets fan and all. Craig actually pitched well for New York as a starter in 1976, but ended up with a poor record presumably due to a lack of run support.
It actually took me so long to get these posted that Joe has already hit me up with another PWE in the interim. The good news is that I shouldn't be as far behind with that one, as I already have it scanned and you should see it here this coming week. Thanks Joe for another great batch of cardboard, and thanks everyone else for stopping by and spending a few minutes of your Saturday here at Shoebox Legends!
Franken-set Progress: 503/792 (63%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 361
Total Buybacks in Collection: 864