Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1972 Topps #520 Larry Bowa

I've been reading a lot about fellow bloggers' discovery and appreciation of the 1972 Topps set, so I thought I'd chime in. I began collecting the 1972 Topps set in June 1992 when I purchased the Harmon Killebrew card for $2 at the Ocean City Baseball Card Show. I completed the set in October 2007 when a decent Bobby Murcer card was finally tracked down at the Philadelphia Sports Card Show (which was actually held in Reading, PA).

Yes, the set took a while to complete. No, I wasn't in any hurry. I collect a set like the tortoise runs his race - slow and steady. The cards from my '72 set came from all over the country - Kit Young Cards, Winston-Salem, New Hampshire, Millville, multiple eBay wins, Cooperstown and Ft. Washington, PA, just to name a few locations. This Larry Bowa card was purchased at Raleigh's Sports Card & NASCAR Collectibles Show in January 1999.

I started collecting the 1971 Topps set in December 1998, and I'm 272 cards away from completing it. One day I'll get there, slow and steady.

1 comment:

night owl said...

That's the way to do it, if you ask me.