My Completed Sets

by bkim - 127 cards (Last updated on Apr 15, 2020)

21. 1971 Topps #1 World Champions (Baltimore Orioles)

1st to 6th series via a candy wholesale store. The 7th series via vendor in CA.

22. 1972 Topps #1 World Champions (Pittsburgh Pirates)

This set almost turned me off, but I kept buying them and built a set. Acquired same way as 1969 to 1971 sets.

23. 1973 Topps #3 Jim Lonborg

Philadelphia, PA was not one of the areas where all cards where released at same time. I had to get the cards one series at a time.
I started working at the candy wholesaler now. So I got the cards the day we received them in the store.
I had to mail off and order them again.

24. 1974 Topps - Traded #73T Mike G. Marshall

JUNE 1981 (sid/).
These where include in later issues of the 1974 Topps cards

25. 1974 Topps #9 Mickey Lolich

JUNE 1974 (sid/).
All cards were released in one series. A pack now cost 15 cents, with 10 cards inside with a stick of gum.
Since we were buying Gum and getting cards for free they were not subject to PA sales tax.

26. 1975 Topps #15 Jose Cardenal

JUNE 1975 (sid/76).
By buying 3 WAX PACK boxes was able to get a set. I was now working in an Phila Oil Refinery owned by GULF OIL.
I really loved the design of these cards. One of the first packs I opened I remembered team name was below player name, but didn't match player's team's uniform. After seeing more cards I realized I had a bad cut card. Thank you Topps Quality control.

27. 1976 Topps #13 Johnny Wockenfuss

MAY 1976 (sid/77).
By buying 3 WAX PACK boxes was able to get a set This was my normal. I bought a 4th I believe later on because I had some Traded cards.

Did not like the design.

28. 1976 Topps - Traded #58T Ron Reed

JUNE 1981 (sid/78).
These where include in later issues of the 1976 Topps cards

30. 1978 Topps #10 Phil Niekro

SEPTEMBER 1979 (sid/80).
After 2 years of a bad looking card and not working to complete set, I didn't even buy a box this year. While in Cooperstown, NY bought this set in one of the memorabilia stores. While on a vacation of 9 ball games in 8 days, Danny Ozark is fired as Phillies manager.



Oct 2, 2016 - 7:23AM
Billy Kingsley
I love lists like these. I didn't include inserts in mine, but I have not completed many inserts.
Mar 1, 2017 - 5:50PM

Nice list, except I'm clearly dense. These are completed sets of what, exactly? Not, I presume, the entire 1952 Topps set. So what is it you d completed. I'm missing something. Many things, probably. 

Mar 4, 2017 - 1:44PM

Yes The 1952 set is completed.  Not the greatest looking cards but I have one of each. This set was started in like Sept 1981

The shop I bought from or national dealers offered discounts. of like 25 to 30 percent in the amount I bought in.

   I was single  owned a house, No mortage,  and a great job in refining oil.


Mar 19, 2017 - 7:10PM

That's awesome. You should get all those sets listed in your collection here. Sounds like your full collection is very impressive. 

Apr 16, 2020 - 5:01AM

I love reading and looking at things like this as well. Beautiful sets! I hope to be able to do something like this one day myself. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:56PM

Thank you so much for sharing.  I enjoy seeing which sets you have completed and really enjoy reading about how you acquired them.  My acquisition story for most of my sets from the 80s would be boring:  "Purchased a factory set from my local card shop."

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