Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year! Today is the first day of January and a great time to set goals and focus on the year ahead. If you follow my blog at all, you know that I'm working on a complete Topps set run from 1951 to present. I've been working on this for over 25 years and have progressed quite a bit in 2013.

It would be ideal to have every card in mint condition; however, I know that if I set a goal that high it would never be accomplished. Therefore, here are the condition guidelines I have set:

1951 Topps – all cards at least a PSA 3 with zero qualifiers

1952 Topps – all cards at least a PSA 2 with zero qualifiers

1953 Topps – all cards at least a PSA 2 with zero qualifiers

1954 Topps – all cards at least a PSA 3 with zero qualifiers

1955 Topps through 1969 Topps – all cards at least a strong EX condition (PSA 5 quality or better)

1970 Topps through 1980 Topps – all cards at least near mint condition

1981 Topps through present day – all cards at least near mint to mint condition

It is important to note that in the 1951 through 1954 sets I am working on, my goal is to have every card in a PSA slab. I will collect raw cards or graded cards from other companies but I will have to pay to get them graded by PSA.

Here is my want list in order of priority -- only 1,063 more as of January 1, 2014:

My Want List of 1,063 Cards by Year

Starting today, I'll be chronicling my progress on my goal of a complete Topps set run by posting all trades, purchases, and sells on this blog. It will be interesting to see how many cards I will need at year end. As it stands right now, the magic number is 1,063.

Stay tuned tomorrow and all year long to see my progress.

Thanks!

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2 Responses to Happy New Year!!!

  1. sanjosefuji says:

    I can only dream of attempting a project like this… and you’re down to only needing 1,063 cards? Awesome. Best of luck and have a great 2014.

  2. cparker94 says:

    Thanks! It’s been a very challenging goal but I think it can be done as long as you have time and patience. Some people will immediately say it’s too expensive for an average person to attempt. However, I have found some pretty awesome deals that won’t break the bank. Especially if you are willing to collect cards in G or VG condition.

    Craig from Texas

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