here's mark grudzielanek
two of the dodgers in the set.
now, i am sure i've told this story before, but when i first heard about this set, i pre-ordered a box on ebay for what turned out to be a fantastic price. unfortunately, the seller (a card shop owner somewhere out east) passed away before the cards were released, and i never received my cards. if he just wanted to keep my box once it was realized just how hot of a product this was going to be, he went through an elaborate hoax with lawyers and what not. unfortunately, there was not much i could do but leave negative feedback once i was told that there were bigger creditors than i in line for renumeration, as this was way before ebay's money back guarantee, and i wasn't going to file a small claims court claim. so, the set came out and i bought a few packs, but was kind of soured on the whole thing. i picked up a few singles here and there and eventually decided to put the set together as i had originally planned, but the pursuit has stalled out over the years. maybe this is the kickstart i needed.
i was happy that the dodgers weren't part of the short prints, even though they were with the original 1952 topps set. instead, team collectors of the mets, orioles, padres, phillies, and red sox were pretty well screwed.
here are some other cards that ryan sent.
tony armas jr
and jose vizcaino
those are just a few of the cards that ryan sent, and i've finally added a want list for the set to my want list site. as of right now, i haven't crossed any cards off since i need to find my partial set to do so. while i'm doing that, feel free to ask me about setting up a trade.
thanks ryan - i'll have some stuff out to you early next week!