Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Final Nail...

A few weeks ago, I opened an email from Tony Gillen, who runs another blog on the 1973 Topps set, 1973 Topps Baseball Set Builder. His blog is a little different than mine; while I like to focus on the sometimes goofy stuff that happens on the fronts of these cards, he shows the backs as well. Shortly after I began this blog, I discovered Tony's and hoped I wouldn't step on his toes or somehow overshadow what he does. Anyway, his blog is listed as part of my Blogroll and since there's a pretty good chance you're here because you enjoy the '73 Topps set, I say you need to check his out as well. Really. Check it out, I'll still be here when you're done.

Tony read something I posted a little while back saying I only needed one last checklist card to fill in the final slot in my binder.

Last week, this card arrived in a puffy envelope:

(No Number) Milwaukee Brewers Team Checklist

That said, Tony is awarded "Hero" status as the collector who sent along the last card I needed to finish off the set. Since only one person can ever give a final card, it's only appropriate I let my readers know about it.

The blue-bordered Brewers checklist is another one that fails to present a full lineup among the signatures on the front. George Scott is at first, Rick Auerbach is at short and Don Money takes third. Dave May, Joe Lahoud and Johnny Briggs take the outfield. Ellie Rodriguez takes his position at catcher and the rotation consists of Lockwood, Bell, Colborn,Slaton and Parsons. However, nobody seems to be covering second.

I guess Pedro Garcia had an appointment that day.

1 comment:

  1. Chris,
    I'm glad the card got to you safely and I'm very happy I could help you finished off your set.