I have mentioned on here several times my father’s epic quest to complete every Topps set going back to ’52. As of right now he is almost done, one set stands in his way, ’52.
At my parents house in nice neat binders is every Topps “Flagship” set from 1953-2011. Every single card.
One room houses sets from ’65 trough ’11. Each binder has the complete set for the given year, including the traded set. It is pretty cool to flip through these sets, you find all kinds of good stuff.
Most cards are in these binders, but the top cards, like rookies of Nolan Ryan, Ernie banks, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose, etc… are in a safety deposit box with nice little color copies of the cards in the binders.
He is in the process of putting 1954 in a binder, he ran out of 8 pocket pages. When I was last there he had just put ’53 in its binder. It was awesome to flip through.
He is on the hunt for ’52. He has about 150 cards from the set, including Andy Pafko. He just started shopping around for Mantle. I can’t wait until he gets one.
Once he finished the ’52 set I think I will scan it and post it piece by piece. He thinks it will take about a year to finish.