March 16, 2011

The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps

I haven't done a "Continuing Saga" post in quite some time...since April 28th, 2010 to be exact. It's been a while so I thought I would make it a special one. I took out two of the bigger cards in the 1971 set...Tom Seaver and Ted Williams.

This Seaver is not in the greatest condition as you can see and if you held the card on its side it almost looks like a sine wave.

#160 Tom Seaver


Ted's card is in a little better condition but it has still seen better days. The 1970 Senators finished in last place in their division and one season later the Senators would moving to Texas and becoming the Rangers.

#380 Ted Williams


I also took two more off the Needs List. The first one being a future Hall of Fame member. If Torre stays out of coaching he would be eligible for induction in 2014.

#370 Joe Torre


...and Adolfo Phillips who once hit three home runs in a single game.

#418 Adolfo Phillips

So this bring to the set precariously close to being 86% complete...meaning I'm missing 107 cards currently with most of them being in the short-print part of the set [cards 644-752].

Complete Set: 752 cards
645/752 = 85.77%

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