So my overpriced 04 Topps Black came in today and I already don't care what I paid. Glad I have it, last Topps Black I needed. The card itself is one of my favorite modern Topps designs. I like the player number and outline down in the corner, bold team name. Plus his picture is an awesome look at how he throws the knuckler, including the "pinky out, tea with the queen" grip.
Another 2017 archives postseason signature, they just won't stop popping up...
I was also looking at the checklist I've made for this release, one was sitting on eBay for a couple weeks that I thought I had, I went through one day to make sure I found that I needed it. When I grabbed my phone to hit the BIN it had sold hours before. I've got 29, there are 4 I've seen that got away, who knows how many more 1/1s are sitting in unopened boxes.
Up to date needs list. Knocked off 5 so far in 2019.
1998 Pacific Online Winners
1999 Pacific Prism Holo Blue #'d/80
1999 Pacific Prism Red #26
1999 Pacific Platinum Blue #78
2000 Pacific Copper #'d/99 Platinum Blue #'d/75
2002 Upper Deck 40-man Electric Rainbow #283
2003 Donruss Atlantic City /5, Chicago /5
2003 Donruss Team Heroes Atlantic City /5, Chicago /5
2003 Donruss Team Heroes Samples and Gold Samples #74
2004 Donruss Team Heroes Showdown Gold
2005 Donruss Team Heroes Showdown Gold
2006 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor /5
2006 Fleer Glossy Gold #305
2006 Topps Blue #183
2007 Topps Triple Threads Relic Combo with Hoyt Wilhelm and Phil Niekro Gold, Saphirre and Sepia.
2008 Spectrum Swatches Green Patch /15 and Light Gray Patch /5
2009 O-Pee-Chee Black Blank Back
2009 SP Authentic Titanium /9
2011 Topps Factory Set Bonus
2012 SP Sig Franchise Focus w/Beckett and Lester
2019 has been good so far. I've already beat my total from last year. I just secured my fifth card from his playing days (2012 and prior)
2004 Topps black
2012 Topps toys r us purple
2006 UD silver spectrum
1999 Fleer starting 9...still can't believe that
2009 OPC Black mini
3 I had never even seen, 1 I had only seen a picture, not in a sale, and I had missed the Topps black the only time I saw it come up. I'm missing 29 non 1/1s that you know about so they don't often bunch up like this, exciting times.