That has been my experience as well. I stop by Walgreens next to work for snacks/soda maybe once a week. I've never seen Topps Baseball there. Last time I found something was one pack of 2019 Series I (?Jumbo).
Those are definitely some of the tougher oddballs to find.
The Star Ledger took me a while. I also have the Sportzcubz O'Neill which had been quite tough to track down. One finally came up for auction after many, many years.
I still need many of the mainstream releases as well: Aficionado...
@linuxabuser Nice Ryan!
2000 Subway Token, finally picked up this one. One of my favorite designs.
1998 Tek lot, needed 2 of these. Brings me to the 50% mark for O'Neill. Now have 5 to trade if anyone is seeking to swap.
Game 5 was the first game I've watched on TV all season. (I've kept the radio on for some others.) I've always enjoyed a low scoring pitchers' duel. It was nice to finally see a Cole pitch in pinstripes.
Congratulations to the Rays. One has to respect teams that can win despite such a low payroll.
Cool thread, loved seeing everyone's response.
One of the players I recently followed to collect is George Mogridge since he was a Rochester native. Famous for being thr first Yankee pitcher to throw a no hitter. He did it at Fenway.
Unfortunately not many cards, and no Yankee cards. Seeking...
Nowadays, there are better ways to preserve cards/autographs making lamination unnecessary.
If it was discounted enough, I wouldn't mind buying vintage autographs/cards at the right price. I would factor it into the price like any other flaw... creases, rips, tears, etc.
Topps has grown their online offerings the last few years...Topps Now, Living Set, Project 2020, Montgomery, 1993 Finest and then now these. Collectors seem to be eating it up. I am like you guys here, I only stick to my narrow collecting focus shying away from these types of sets.