|I'll stick with #5 Ted Williams, thanks|
Here are the pre-1981 numbered sets to cover, broken down by decade. (Links jump to all posts from that era.)
- Pre-20s: 11 profiled of 21 known sets
- 1920s: 21 of 36
- 1930s: 24 of 32
- 1940s: 24 of 29
- 1950s: 49 of 55
- 1960s: 72 of 88
- 1970s: 172 of 233
- 1980: 42 of 76
- Total: 415 of 570
That leaves 150+ set profiles and other topics to cover, like polls, giveaways, and comments on managerial shenanigans. (Oh Jim Riggleman, will you ever find a team that just wants you for you?) Should be good for another couple of years! *Phew*
To say thanks for reading along, here's Chewbacca throwing out a first pitch.
|My strategy's to let the Wookiee win|
If you expand to unnumbered sets (and thus pick the fifth card listed in a checklist, etc) you should have somewhere around 2500 sets through 1980. That should keep you busy for a lifetime!
Keep up the good work. Even though I just finally discovered your blog a week or so ago, I've already referenced it at least twice in posts.
Another approach to expand on the concept would be to collect players who wore #5. Dimagio, Bench, Brooks Robinson, Killebrew, early Hank Aarons......
Not a bad number to collect.
Collecting #5 players is a great idea. And you don't have to deal with the insanity that is Topps Mickey Mantle with #7.
If you run out of #5 up to 1980 you can just start expanding newer by a year. If you did all #5 cards up until current you would have 10s of thousands of card to write about.
I've picked up a bunch of post-1980 #5s over the years, so that's definitely possible. Can't complain about the uniform numbers, either...
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