Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – 1985 Topps 120-Card Pete Rose Limited Edition Set!!! YES!!!
This purchase was by far the best one of the night for me.
I have seen, and have wanted, this set for my ‘Big Red Machine’ collection for the last few years. I have been watching them sell on Ebay for the last 2 years, and they sell in the range of $10-$20 depending on their condition.
I saw the box sitting on the table of the dealer that I always spend the most time with. I asked if he knew if the set was complete or not, and he was unsure. I opened the box and found quite a bit of room for the cards to move around so I was guessing that it was not complete. Still, the set looked to be in great condition as all of the cards appeared to be crisp and clean.
I asked for the price and he told me to just take it. I didn’t feel right in doing so, so I grabbed a few singles out of my pocket and forked over three of them. He did not seem to care either way about getting money for the set, and I left with a very big smile on my face.
As soon as I got home, I opened the box and found the set to be complete!! All 120 cards were present, and they all look G-R-E-A-T!!!
Here is the set:
Give me some time, I am going to throw this bad-boy into some 9-card pages and scan the full thing. And when I do, I will show it off so you can see the complete set.
Best buy of the night? Oh, Yeah!!