Thursday, June 2, 2011

Napkin Doon's Attic Treasure #3: Donruss Champions Large Cards

Welcome to another episode of  "Flip This Card Set."    Starring a near complete set of 1984 Donruss Champions oversized cards.  Except I don't mean buy the set cheap and turn around and sell it for a profit.  I just mean take something kind of worthless and turn it into something nice.

My initial thought when I came across these cards was "Meh."  But then the small gears in your pal Napkin's brain starting squeaking to life and I saw some potential here.  There are several things to like about this set.  1)The checklist is small (50 cards) and pretty strong. 2) The cards I am missing are pretty cheap on  3)  Most of the players in the set are still living.
My thinking is these would be great for autographs on cards of the  living players in the set which is probably 90% of the checklist.  I think if I could complete the set, get 15-20 autographed TTM and put them in nice pages, this could be a pretty special part of my collection.
I am kind of excited about this.  I'll start sending out a few cards next week!


The Diamond King said...

What are you missing? I have #'s 8,9,10,21,26,2731,35,45,48,51. If you need any holler and they are yours!

Ryan G said...

I like this set, and I don't know why I don't have it yet. Well, the 10 HOFers with art. Actually, I bet I have some of these somewhere in a box. But yes, good set!

The Lost Collector said...

Cool set! Go for it. Would love to see how you do collecting these TTM.

Play at the Plate said...

Those were made for autos.