When I first returned to card collecting my main goals were collecting Donruss Diamond Kings and completing Topps Base sets from my birth year(1979) to the present. My research for the base sets led me to the LIFETIME TOPPS PROJECT. That blog has been a great resource, excellent trading partner, and inspired me to finish the base sets the way God intended – by breaking boxes!
I ordered my hobby box for 2001 series 1 thru Baseball Card Exchange.
Here’s what I got –
Nomar, Piazza, and Big Mac on the box.
Shiny Gold packs for Topps 50th anniversary.
My first card. I was warned that the cards might stick together and they certainly did. I don’t think any were too damaged, though. I love the look of the set. Topps did a great job of making the cards appealing with large action photos and nicely done foil stamping.
I didn’t receive any truly exciting inserts. Here’s Roger.
Griffey and Chipper both had great careers.
Cool! A player I collect!
And two I don’t. The Golden inserts sure do look neat, though.
Topps included reprints of a number of their past cards. I don’t think I’m going to collect them since I’d need the other 46 to complete the set.
I love painted cards! i think I’ll try to acquire the rest of these.
Only three gold variants. No one too exciting. This year’s set looks incredible with the foil, though.
My final numbers are thus.
337 of 405 base.
Here’s a link to my wantlist if you can help me out
I also have a box of series 2 to break open. Hopefully I can post the results in a day or two.
Thanks for reading!