1 - Finish the 1965 O-Pee-Chee Set.
Only 4 cards to go, but it's hard to know ahead of time how many vendors will have even one card from this set, let alone one of the four that I need. My goal is to find all four, but I would call this a success if I can find at least two.
2 - Make some serious progress on the 1964 Topps Venezuelan Set.
|maybe find one of these for less than $100?|
I have a long way to go with this set, and similar to goal #1, I don't know that I will have a lot of options of vendors with these cards. This one will be a success if I can add another ten percent of the set (37 cards) and/or find a good deal on some of the big names (Mantle, Aaron, Mays, Koufax, etc.) AND spend under or near $100. Looking online, it seems like the options are limited and the cost too high (for me) to add any of the Hall of Famers from the set...
3 - Find some vintage packs to bust open.
This, I think, will be the easiest goal to meet. The oldest packs I've ever opened are 1978 O-Pee-Chee, so I will look for something from 77 or 76 and call that a successful goal. This is probably the biggest "waste" of money I will make at the show, too, but it's all relative. I'll be turning a valuable sealed item into loose vintage singles, but to me it is all about the experience of doing it...
4 - Find the "Clear" White Whale - the 2015 Topps Clear Kennys Vargas.
Well, either a vendor will have it, or they won't. I plan on finding out. Hopefully I will find it!
HEY! Are you planning on attending the national? We should hang out, check out some cards, maybe make a trade or two in person? Send me an e-mail so I know which day(s) you'll be there!