I went to a card show today, and normally I like to write about all the cool cards and memorabilia I picked up.
But today, I scored what was probably the best purchase I have ever made in my 20 years of hockey card collecting.
I bought a 1985-86 Topps Hockey Set for $50.
Yes, it had the Lemieux. It’s not perfect, but I have a few Topps Lemieux RCs anyway, so a less-than-perfect one will be fine to put in the 9-pocket page.
The set also had the Gretzky card, an unmarked checklist and the other 162 cards.
I won’t have to piece this one together.
Yes, it seems too good to be true. Hooray for me.
I also got some other stuff–including a 2009-10 Upper Deck hobby box. Seems kind of unimportant by comparison, now that I think of it.
Ironic that I spent more on an unopened box of new cards than a complete set of old ones…
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Nice pickup!!! That Lemieux rookie is on my "white whale" list. I can't believe you have "a few of them"!
Let me know once you've busted your UD box, I've got a whole slew of doubles, maybe we can help each other complete our sets.
I hope to open the box tomorrow, and have a want list compiled soon.
I've noticd a lot of late '70's and '80's Topps hockey sets going cheaply around the internet. I think a few hoards of vending cases were let out into the public.
Good to know. There are still quite a few sets I need from the 1970s, and I also need 86-87 Topps too.
Wow! Great pick-up.