Just in Time for Christmas

I am always making a Christmas list for my family – no need for them to get me things I don’t need or sizes from eons ago. The top of the list¬†every year is Topps cards – I used to ask for the upcoming season, but as my collection has grown, anything they get me is thoroughly enjoyed.

This year, there is something specific: Topps Transcendent Collection.

https://www.topps.com/blog/nearly-40-great-names-included-in-2016-topps-transcendent-collection-baseball-final-checklist/

That looks incredible! The reviews are amazing, but so is the price tag.

Topps Transcendent Will Be Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever Made

http://www.beckett.com/news/2016-topps-transcendent-baseball/

Retail prices haven’t been seen (by me). Release date is December 9, in case anyone wants to get me and Mark something for getting the blog moving…

Autographed cards

A friend of mine is trying to put together a complete set of autographed 1968s (at least I think they are 1968s). Its something that I always wondered about  -how does anyone chase down the gold insert sets, or the Target Red sets, or get a full autographed set?

Obviously money is a key player, but it is time and dedication well beyond opening pack after pack to collate a 2016 set.

I was amazed to discover you could collect *this autographed set:
http://www.sportsartifacts.com/aagpblcards.html

Impressive.