1981 Topps was the year I collected and traded the most when I was a kid. I remember needing just one card to complete that set -- Jim Kern. Back then you couldn't just go to the card store or buy the cards you needed to complete a set. For me, I had to either get them from the grocery store or trade with the couple of friends I had in order to get the cards I needed.
I remember back in 1981, I was very nervous as I was getting ready for a major eye surgery. I remember vividly camping out in the waiting room and being a nervous wreck. My dad was there and he would ask me some sports related questions. If I got them right, he would say I that he owed me a pack of cards. We kept playing this game until I was called back in for surgery. I remember waking up after surgery, being at home, and having two full wax boxes of cards there.
After opening the cards, I was still one card shy of a set. After a few months passed, I finally completed my set after a friend of friend had the Jim Kern that I needed. Not too many kids would trade a handful of star players for a Jim Kern. I guess I should have not showed him how much I wanted this card once I saw that he had it.
I have my set in mint condition in a binder and it is one of my favorites since 1981 was a special year for me. I also have the following sell sheet that goes well with the set:
I also have included a picture of a 1981 Topps wrapper and a wax box:
I have a bunch of sell sheets from the 1980's but I'm missing 1984 and 1989. Do you have these? If so, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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