well, all of my posts include original content, and when i am inspired by someone else's post i do try to link or at least reference it in my writing. no, what i mean by today's title is 2015 topps original buybacks, baby!
i have a saved search on ebay for 2015 topps original 1978 buybacks, and not too long ago i checked and found this card up for sale:
for some reason, the 2015 buybacks appealed to me greatly, while i was lukewarm at best at the 2014 versions, and the 2016 and 2017 buybacks are not my favorite, either (although i do have some dodgers from all three of those years). i have tried my hardest to complete the 1978 topps dodger team set as stamped and reissued in 2015, and ron cey was one of the few cards that i was missing. no longer.
the other cards that i had not seen previously were tom lasorda, elias sosa, terry forster, lance rauhtzan (pretty sure that topps did not stamp the 4-in-1 rookie cards), and doug rau. well, doug rau
these cards showed up on ebay through comc's consignment seller, so i went to the comc website and quickly bought them. i decided to see if the seller had any other interesting buybacks to add to my 'ready to ship' queue, and found a couple.
while the seller did not have a 1978 topps terry forster buyback, they did have this crazily-diamond cut 1975 topps league leader buyback card featuring forster and dodger dr. mike marshall
it's always worth pointing out the nbc game of the week sighting! while i paid full asking price for the two 1978 cards, i made an offer on the three previous cards, and the offer was accepted a day or two later.
i love it when a saved search pays off!
in related news, there are a few 2015 buybacks on comc that i do not own, but have not purchased. for the most part, those are offered up for sale by everyone's favorite overpricer, joelshitshow. one of those cards was bill singer's 1969 topps card, so i was happy to see one on ebay
while the 2015 buybacks (especially those few '78s i'm missing) are my main buyback focus, i'm still looking for other new dodger buybacks to add to my collection, and am actually looking forward to trying to pick up a bill russell rookie buyback in next year's heritage release!