Tuesday, June 4, 2019
1987 Calbee: Just Down to Four Cards
I got some cards in a trade with Ryan a little while ago: 1987 Calbees that I need for my set.
I am now down to just needing 4 more. I am 98.9% of the way there - 378 out of 382 cards down. It is so close I can almost taste the satisfaction of finishing it more than 5 years after I started with a 60 card starter lot.
The cards I need are:
82 Toshio Shonozuka
84 Sadaaki Yoshimura
89 Kazuhiro Yamakura
92 Yoshitaka Katori
There are a couple of copies of the Katori card available on Yahoo Auctions right now but I find I'm becoming picky about condition with these last few ones and have decided to hold off since they aren't in the best shape. My overall set probably averages about EX, and I am trying to avoid cards with creases or heavily rounded corners. I'll probably need to upgrade about 20 or so cards which are in "filler" condition once its complete, but for present purposes they all count as part of the set.
Its no coincidence that the ones I still need all fall so close to each other numerically in the set, they are all from the "rare block" that runs from 75 to 100 and is noticably harder to complete than the rest of the set. And they are all Giants players.
I'm hoping this is going to be there year I finish this one, I started in January with 15 cards left and have now got just these last four to go: the last 1%! Its going to be a very happy day for me when I compose a post detailing the completion of this baby!