April 17, 2019

Joy of the Completed Set: Getting those last two '69 Deckle Edge cards

Kids tearing open packs of 1969 Topps found odd deckle edge cards inserted. The odd border, the black and white photos, the unusual colored facsimile autographs. It's easy to see why the set didn't continue on (until another aborted set in 1974) but it is these sort of sets that attract my attention as a collector. 

Those collectors opening the many series of the '69 set found an oddity in the checklist too as Joe Foy and Rusty Staub shared card No. 22 and Jim Wynn and Hoyt Wilhelm shared card No. 11, making 35 cards in the set instead of the stated 33 found on the back of the cards.    


The Foy and Wynn cards proved to be much more rare than the Staub and Wilhelm cards and so of course those there also the final hurdle in my work towards finishing the set. But an eBay seller recently posted both cards in a combined auction for a price that I typically find for a single card and I moved quickly.


So with these two cards in hand, I can sit back and enjoy the joyous feeling of another completed set. Thanks to my Dad too, who gifted me the Rose, Mays and Clemente for Christmas a few months ago.




8 comments:

CaptKirk42 said...

Congrats. Always fun to complete a set.

Trevor P said...

What a great set to complete. I love the Deckle Edge.

The Diamond King said...

Nice! I am one card away from completing this set, but believe it or not, I'm missing the Hoyt Wilhelm which as you mentioned, is much easier to find than the Jim Wynn. I can't do anything the normal way I guess!

Fuji said...

Congratulations on completing this cool set. Love that Carew. Feel like I've seen that photo of him before.

Commishbob said...

One of Topps' better ideas was doing this gem of an insert set. My faves are in that bottom group, Marichal, Clemente, and Allen. Congrats on knocking it out.

Jon said...

That Joe Foy can be tough to track down, so congrats on doing so, and congratulations on finishing your set too!

bbcardz said...

Big congratulations on completing the '69 Deckle Edge set! Beautiful cards--I just need five cards to complete that set myself.

gregory said...

Wow. I've never seen all the cards together in one place. I think they look rather nice in pages. Congratulations!