For years and years, I coveted that Davis card, plus many of the cards from 1985 Topps. It was a set I desired for many years but never could afford.
Years later, my day of glory and destiny arrived last week when I won a complete, mint and bound 1985 Topps set at Cleve's Tuesday auction for a measly $15 on a write in bid. Fifteen bucks. I mean, fifteen bucks for an almost 30 year old set that has already been placed in 9 pocket pages. I picked it up Saturday at Cleve's, and the first card I looked for was the glorious Eric Davis rookie:
Listen, do not harsh my buzz and remind me that I could get this card for a quarter on sportlots.com now. It's still a bad ass card. In fact, I get that the whole reason I could get this set for next to nothing these days is because the "hot" cards that drove this set years ago are no longer that desirable. But they're still big deals in my little mind. Let's stroll down memory lane:
1985 Topps Set $15 A+: It's a set I've always wanted, the cards are mint, AND someone already went to the trouble to put all 792 cards in pages. That alone is worth what I paid for it!