April 8, 2015

A New Set Collecting Goal

Here we are a few days into the 2015 MLB season and I am finally almost done with Topps series one(down to 5 more base cards to go). I guess it was inevitable that I would find some set to work on to continue the 'thrill of the hunt'. Over the past two weeks or so, I have stumbled upon a few cards from the 1968 Topps Game insert set. I recently posted the first of these to find a home in my collection(Joe Torre). Well, the same night that the Torre post went live, I was able to rescue an Al Kaline from the Land of Listia. The next day, I was able to snag a Brooks Robinson and from there, the idea of finishing this set just gained momentum. After grabbing those three, the Listia supply had dried up, so I expanded my search to eBay. I quickly found and won 2 small lots for really reasonable prices. After receiving one of the lots, this is where I stand:


I have 10 out of 33 in hand with my second lot, which contains Roberto Clemente and Pete Rose, still en route. I'm currently watching a few more small lots, but my hunt will probably slow down now since I don't have the benefit of any card shows close to me anytime in the near future. So, I figured that it's time that I reach out to all of you in the blogosphere. If anyone has any singles from this set that they'd be willing to trade, please let me know. I could sure use the help! I'm not sure what it is about this set, but I've really taken a liking to it since holding that Torre in my hand for the first time.

Have any of you out there actually played this game before or at least completed this set? Thanks in advance for any help and for reading!


  1. Hey Tim, I've got a Tony Gonzalez Pop Out (Card #20 according to Zistle) that I can PWE over to you if you don't mind waiting a week or so? Let me know! I'm also headed to a card show Saturday and will keep my eyes peeled for you...

  2. I'd picked up my first card from this set a long while ago, but I "officially" started collecting it in 2014. I've been having fun with it, and I'm 9 cards from completion (although I've got 5 HOF's among my needs).

    I don't have any extras, so I can only wish you the same amount of enjoyment I've gotten out of this set.

    1. Thanks! If I come up with any duplicates during my chase, I'll be sure to check with you to see if you need them.