Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bob Lacey? Really? 1981 Topps Complete?

I realize that when one's team-specific collection is nearing the 10,000 card mark, that some cards may slip through the cracks. But, whoever sent me this 1981 Bob Lacey (sorry, I have no idea just now), THANK YOU. Thank you for paying more attention to my haves/wants list that I did. Thank you for sending me the 1981 Topps Bob Lacey. Thanks for not commenting something along the lines of, "Dude, really? You're missing Bob Lacey from your 1981 Indians team set? Seriously?"

I thought I had completed my 1981 Indians many, many moons ago. Not until today (while dealing with Centurytel DSL) as I was entering cards into my database did I discover that I still needed this card. It threw me for such a loop, I had to write about it. I come across cards that you folks have sent me that I thought I had in my collection, but ended up needing, but this one is from 'The Hat Kind' series, for crying out loud. I finished this set (or so I thought) before I graduated High School.

The most valuable lessons learned here are these: First, blogging about cards leads to trading cards leads to getting cards you need that you didn't know you needed. Second, never, never take for granted that you have a certain card or that you have completed a certain set. And it is for the second reason that I always check every single card I receive against my CardCollector database. You just never know....


  1. I had the same experience with an Ivan Calderon card from 1990 Topps. It's nice to see I'm not the only one this is happening to.

  2. This has happened to me on more sets than I care to mention.