1977 Topps #210 - Fred Lynn
So many things to love about this buyback. It's hard to make out, but if you click the image for a larger view you can see the stamp in the upper right of the photograph and yes, this is a 1/1. This is my third 1/1 so far I believe, joining Mark Fidrych (or half a Mark Fidrych card anyway) and Nolan Ryan.
While the fact that the card is a 1/1 does add some variety to my franken-set, that really wasn't the main draw for me. I'm just excited to own a '70s Lynn buyback, period. This one, with a great photograph (love that uniform - especially the shoulder patch) and that nice, bright, 'A.L. All-Stars' banner along the bottom of the card, is just fantastic.
To each his own though, buybacks are just my thing and bring me more enjoyment than a lot of the other things I run into these days. Another thing that made it worth it for me was that slot #210 in my franken-set binder was empty prior to this, so this fills that pocket and gets me a step closer to completing this project. I highly doubt whether there's a #210 buyback in existence that could possibly bump Fred from his spot!
It's been a ton of fun working on this project for well over two years now, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. After all, I still need almost 200 buybacks even with perfect "collation" from here on out, so I have plenty of posts yet to come. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to all of you who have taken the time to read or leave comments on my buyback posts over the years, I truly appreciate it!
Franken-set Progress: 622/792 (78%)
1990 Topps Buyback Set: 85/792 (10%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 493
Total Buybacks in Collection: 1,200