My mom is a regular reader (and commenter, as Hotrod Mama) and this year she used the "Sets missing from my collection" chart to choose gifts for me...these below are all new sets to my collection!
In addition to the new sets, I also got ten cards from 1954 Topps Scoop, one of my all-time favorite non-sports sets. All are high number issues, with the lowest #115. Here are all 10. They aren't in numerical order or the order I got them, they are just in whatever order they got scanned.
|This depicts an actual event, DeWitt Clinton poured a jug of Lake Erie water into the Atlantic Ocean at the conclusion of the first journey on the Canal.|
|Where did they get an electric lamp in 1803? :)|
|This set came out of packs with a black coating on it that you rubbed off with a coin. This card still has some of that, to the left of the caption box and on Napoleon's ear area.|
Stay tuned for Part 2, which will happen whenever COMC gets the shipment to me...it's already done and waiting for them, so hopefully it will ship tomorrow.
And, in just a few short minutes, I get to watch my all-time favorite player, Elton Brand and the 76ers, take on the Golden State Warriors, which feature three of my favorite players in the NBA currently, in Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.