Sunday, December 29, 2013

Set Completed - 1983 Topps Baseball

I finally completed this 792 card set I started back in 1983 when I bought two wax boxes from a small family-owned wholesale/vending company I worked for.
Through the years, these cards have been binderized with space for the many missing cards, taken out of the binder sheets, set aside in a box, used for TTM autographs (many which never came back), and finally rebindered with an effort to finally complete the set.

I also held on to this special offer card that was inserted into wax packs...

And this game card, unscratched.

And I have the blank-back promo sheet featuring the previous years league leaders.

All I need to add is a wax wrapper
and to finish up the update set.

Now my efforts move on the the 1984 Topps set that I started the following year.

I'm fairly close on this one needing only the following cards:
18, 28, 30, 47, 73, 103, 110, 143, 169, 201, 224, 231, 253, 278, 287, 291, 
299, 318, 320, 329, 333, 353, 354, 358, 378, 404, 406, 412, 457, 501, 502, 
557, 585, 615, 630, 635, 643, 674, 677, 686, 712, 730, 736, 738, 761.

You can also find my need list on the above tab.


  1. Congrats on finishing the 83 set!

  2. Congratulations on completing this set. It's my favorite set from that decade. I love the design and Gwynn is my favorite player of all-time. How many TTM's are in the binder? That's a pretty cool idea for a project.

    Enjoy a safe New Year's Eve and have a great 2014.

  3. Hey send me an email with your address I have 26 of the 1984's from your need list. I can also email you a picture or 2 of them. Thanks, Dion email: