While Ive had a handful of pretty decent 1968 Topps Football cards I have not actively persued building the set. That will likely change now that I have closed my 1969 Set to within a few cards. The 1968 Topps Football set also marks the merger between the NFL and AFL and is the first Topps set to feature players from both leagues. So Now I have officially started the set with this card.
For decades I have been in persuit of high grade 1970 Topps Football cards for my set. It has been awhile since I have found a card worthy of adding to my set, But I think this one just dethroned the current Jack Concannon in my set.
For years the Dave Osborn card #147 has been the "White Whale" of my 1970 Set. It was the ONLY card I did not even have a "filler" card of. Many have I looked at searching for that perfect centering. While the search for that "perfect" Dave Osborn still continues, I finally picked one up that at least presented well enough to fill the hole in my set until the "whale" can be landed.
Yes K-Nole it is the card we discussed.
I don't know why, but Ive always had one hell of a hard time tracking down Mint 75's and 77 Topps football. Both have centering issues, but no more than any other Topps Issue from the seventies. I don't know, maybe Im overly critical of the cards, but I just can't seem to help it. I did find a few in some far corner of the world! LOL