If you subjected yourself to the previous post, you know that I recently dug through a brick of '91 Fleer cards - contents unknown. I recalled that I may have picked up a wax box of these cards. This would have been when I was 12, so I am not 100% certain. I was hoping that I might be decently close to completing the set. Sorted and recorded, here was the breakdown:
- NEED 280/720 cards (therefore, 62% COMPLETE)
- 110 duplicates
Hmmm.......what to do? The good news is that I still need to retrieve one "Stars" binder from my folks' home. It will certainly contain a few more cards that are currently missing (specifically, players with last names starting with "A" up through Gregg Olson) because I would have pulled the cards for the PC's in my binders.
So, it will get better, but it's still not as far along as I would have preferred. You know what, though? This is where my introduction to the blogosphere has been so wonderful. Networking, support and generous, genuine interest from other collectors in my pursuits since returning to the hobby last year give me some hope. I've already had several offers to help (Thanks to Foul Bunt, Lost Collector and Condition Sensitive!) and wouldn't this be the ultimate victory over some unfinished 'junk wax' business? Yeah......you know what?
|I also feel this way before I eat chicken wings.|
And off we go! I've added this set to my lists, so feel free to look and see if you can unload some yellow kindling. I promise it is going to a good home. If anybody stumbles across another collector out there who managed to keep a bunch of '91 Fleers around, please let me know.
Thanks for reading and I will leave you with some of my favorite peculiar finds from this intoxicating (or toxic?) stack of wax goodness from 1991:
|Please get well, Kid!|
|Great swing by the HOFer|
|Just doesn't look right|
|Should be in '12 Topps "Walk-Offs" Subset!|