A while back I wrote about discovering needs in previously thought to be complete team sets. Captain Canuck over at Waxaholic almost immediately commented that he had the card needed to put the period on '90 Fleer. Here it is again, this time the back:
1990 Fleer #642
I really appreciate the simple straight forwardness of this card. Kelly Mann is only a blip in my memory which maybe explains how I missed it. I'm glad to get my hands on it, thanks Brian!
Next Dave dropped a note saying that he had one of the '93 Upper Deck Chippers that I needed (Jeff sent the other.)
1993 Upper Deck #24
Now I'm just down to the Oliva #426. But wait, Dave sent way more than just the one card:
2013 Topps #344
2013 Topps Update U255
These two cards finished off the '13 Topps team sets. Theoretically I still need a bunch of short print variations but at this point I'm kinda ambivalent about those.
Next Dave sent most of the '84 Donruss team set,
1984 Donruss 542 & 589
This is my first time seeing this set so I had to look up its details. I can guarantee that had I put it set together on my own, that Ramirez error card would have been missed. I'm conflicted about the Jacoby. I'm inclined to think of it as an Indians card but it's hard to deny that Atlanta cap.
Dave also sent EVERY card off my '92 Stadium Club wantlist! My favorite of the bunch #478:
Last but definitely not least, Dave sent these beauties:
1971 Topps 30, 88 & 587
Look at that sweet Niekro!! The more I see these cards the more I love them. I definitely want to put together this set. There are a couple of pricey cards (I'm looking at you Hank) that will be tough with my budget but I'm up for the challenge.
As mentioned earlier, I've already pre-ordered a 2016 Topps Series 1 Braves team set. But I couldn't resist buying a jumbo pack at Target. Of course with my luck, I pulled two Braves cards that I now don't need. I'm loving the full bleed look, but could do without the blurry backgrounds. I'll list all the base cards that I pulled at the bottom of this post. They are all available for trade. Here are the inserts:
I'm sure everyone will be talking about these. Beautiful insert set.
MLB Debut: MLBD-11
Walk off Win: WOW-5
First Pitch: FP-16
I'm still looking for the Austin Mahone from the '15 set. Can't believe I just typed that.
A while back I sent Kerry over at Cards on Cards a few things of his wantlist. He sent a very generous stack of cards in return. I'm bad about keeping my wantlist (and this blog for that matter) updated, but Kerry managed to pick out a ton of things that I needed. I'll skip straight to what warmed my little heart the most:
1994 Fleer Ultra 442, 443, 452
I collected this set as a kid and needed all three of these cards. I really dig when teams are numbered sequentially within a set. Makes it easy on my brain. I don't know if my eyes are getting bad or if it's the foil, but I have a hard time reading the print. Definitely still love them.
1994 Fleer Ultra All-Star #12
Needed this one too. I absolutely love '90s inserts and Fleer/Ultra had a ton of them every year. Of course the Braves were endlessly featured during their run of division titles. Thanks for the trade Kerry!!
These '90s cards make me want to focus on finishing up childhood sets in 2016. I'm thinking that I'll purchase the '16 Series 1 flagship team set off eBay and trade for the inserts/parallels. Otherwise I'm going to dig around for '90s stuff. I'll be updating my wantlist accordingly.