1986 was my first year of mass purchasing baseball cards. I hand collated a Topps set, and later acquired my step-brother's collection which included darn near another set. (I have more doubles of these than I want to admit)
1987 was a repeat of 1986. Buying boxes of Topps at Price Club can really boost a set.
I almost hand collated a 1989 Topps set, then somewhere along the way acquired a factory set. I actually don't remember where I got it. Maybe my mass Craig's list deal? (Seriously, anybody who needs some of these, they're yours. Just take them)
I'm only 2 cards away from completing the 1990 Topps set, although to be honest I've gotten help with that set in recent years. I was buying more Fleer that year for some reason.
But for whatever reason, I never really finished off my 1988 set. I remember trying to trade with a neighbor kid, but until recently I was only at about 2/3 of the set. Fellow Angel collector Tom decided to help me out. Tom has sent me many Angels in the past, but he went all set builder on me this time:
There was two more cards for a total of 29, which was about 2/3 of my list. I only need 14 more. Problem is, what the heck do I send Tom? He has every Angel card I do I'm sure. Hopefully I can figure something out.
Thanks again Tom.