Tuesday, February 14, 2012

1966-67 Topps Hockey Set Complete

After 6 or 7 years of helping my Grandpa try and finish this set, we finally have received our final card in the mail. Let me tell you, this set was a bitch to track down and it was nice to finally get it done. We picked up the Stan Mikita base card last weekend at a card shop in Waukegan, IL for much higher than "book" price of course and then I went on the hunt for this card, Jacques Laperriere All Star Card.

I didn't find any currently for sale on Ebay, but I did find one that had been listed a couple days prior that didn't sell. I took a long shot and contacted the seller to see if he had it available still. Much to my surprise he got back to me and sold it to me for $1.99 plus $3 shipping.

This set means a lot to me, because it was the one my grandpa always wanted but never thought he would ever be able to put together. We had been sitting on about a 95% finished set for quite some time when we finally came across the elusive Bobby Orr rookie card in person. $600 later we had the last big card of the set and he was in tears he was so happy, which is one of the moments that made me realize how much I loved this hobby.

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