Saturday, June 24, 2017

2017 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autograph #FFA-TWA "Peach" #/150


Card Review: 8.3

While I wouldn't rule out the possibility of a "peach" bordered Topps set in the future as a non-starter monstrosity that I would reject out of hand on principle, "peach" doesn't work with the other colors on 1989 Topps.  I think with the right design and accents, "peach" could work, it just doesn't here.

I don't think I'm alone in that assessment, which sort of begs the question, "what was Topps thinking?"  My best guess is that they were trying to match the pinkish color that dominates most the of the back.  Had they been able to replicate it and have a true match, it might of worked.  Though it would still clash with the red, blue, and baby blue on the front in the team name and border.

This "Peach" variation, limited to 150 copies, is the most common variation after the standard auto card.  There's also a blue (75), red (25), and gold (1) variation.  I haven't actually opened any Archives this year.  I was prepared to, but by the time my Target finally had some in stock, I already had a small stack of Wallach cards from the set, and figured I had blown enough on 2017 Archives already via buying these on eBay.  So in the off-chance the lady that the stocks the cards at my Target is reading this (she isn't), get your act together.  I'm trying so hard to give you my money.  But back to my point, having not bought any Archives, I haven't looked at a wrapper, so I don't know the lottery odds on these "Peach" variations, or if they're even labeled as "Peach."  Did Topps designate them as "Peach," or did the first person to start listing them on eBay just come up with that name and everyone else ran with it?  I'd have probably have gone with "pink" if I were doing the labeling.

As on odd little aside, my first two of these cards are consecutively numbered, 128 and 129.

Number of this card in my collection: 2



Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autograph #FFA-TWA


Card Review: 9.4
It's been twelve years since Topps last included Tim Wallach in any sort of issue, putting him in the 2005 Topps Rookie Cup set. I'm a firm adherent to the old adage of "not to look a gift horse in the mouth."  Topps including a Tim Wallach card, in any capacity, in a set in 2017 is without question a "gift horse" from my perspective.   I've spent over a decade scouring every checklist of every issue looking for "Wallach" to no avail before this one showed up.  So while I would have liked to have seen Wallach included in the 2017 Topps Archives base set, this card's existence is still cause for a bit of a celebration.  Sure it would have been nice to have hundreds (or thousands) of a new card to chase down for pennies apiece, but this is fine, and I am very grateful to Topps for Wallach's inclusion.

The front of this card is hard to find much, if any, fault with.  But I can still nitpick.  It's a nice action shot, albeit, it would look better without the white fading and autograph, but it's still a good photo on one of my all-time favorite designs.  I could also do without a dreary game from Wrigley, but I guess they can't all be from the preferred Shea location.  The back however, is the real highlight for me.

Wallach's retirement from baseball coincided with a weird time for baseball cards.  In the mid-90's, plain old regular Topps cards were becoming somewhat obscure, and frankly, difficult to find.  I can remember walking into a Target, and not being sure which cards were the standard Topps packs, and walking out disillussioned (no accident that my hiatus from collecting started then too).  In any event, Wallach's final Topps cards should have been in 1996 and 1997.  Instead, 1995 was his final Topps issue.  In an effort to stay relevant, Topps really started messing with the base set in those years. One of the things they did was drastically shrink the size of the set, with the result being Wallach got squeezed.  I can forgive the 1997 omission, that's long been a result of retired players not reporting to Spring Training for Topps photographers to shoot, but I have yet to forgive the 1996 omission.  Active, five-Time All-Stars who were everyday starters for playoff teams the previous season belong in the Topps set. Topps midlife crisis in the 90's resulted in Wallach never having what I call a bookend card of any sort.  "Bookend" meaning, a Topps card showing his full career stats (only Collector's Choice issued a "bookend" Wallach in 1997, to their everlasting credit).  It's really cool to see his full numbers in the familiar Topps format.  In 2003, Topps All-Time Fan Favorites also included Wallach, but it only included his numbers with the Expos, and it also ran a banner along the side designating it as a modern issue.  It ruined the effect to a large degree.  This is the first Topps card to ever show that Wallach played for the Angels.  That's kind of crazy, but better late than never.  This may very well be my favorite card back of any Wallach in my collection.  I'm seriously considering blowing it up and framing it in my office.

Number of this card in my collection: 6


Monday, June 5, 2017

2017 "Rediscover Topps" 1987 Topps #55

 (Silver Stamp)


Card Review: 9.6

1987 Topps, depending on my mood, may be my all-time favorite Wallach card.  Top 5 without question.  These "Rediscover Topps" soil it some with the stamping, but even the superfluous extra foil can't bring this card down too much.

This "Silver" buyback has some rather serious issues, with what appears to be a floor scuff on the lower left surface, and a pretty serious dinged corner.  Usually these more recent buy backs are in better shape.










(Bronze Stamp)

Number of this card in my Collection: 2

(Breakdown by Color)
Silver: 1
Bronze: 1

Sunday, June 4, 2017


"Need List"

I've added a new page to the sidebar, a "Need List."  It's right below the counter that shows the number of people that think Wallach should be in the Hall of Fame.  I'd like to become more active in trading and this seems like the best way to go about it.  It'll be on an ongoing task, and in shameless acts of self-solicitation I will post updates to it here occasionally.  Here's the inaugural one, I'll be working backwards as I post these:

2017

I've actually already completed two trades with people on this set (probably a record for me).  It's been a lot nicer than buying packs for a stray need, 9 duplicates, and two throwaway non-base set cards.

2017: 14, 53, 87, 318

2016

Since I returned to collecting back in 2008, I've been focused on set building.  This is the only one I've completed.  No coincidence that it's also the only one I opted to go the factory set route on.  This is on my short list for worse Topps design of all-time, though 2017 seems to be saying "hold my beer" (the jury's still out for me).   Last year I decided that I wasn't going to torture myself by opening and chasing these ugly things down.  Two packs when it came out, and an afternoon sleeving a set in the summer.  Over, done, and forgotten.  I couldn't go two years without opening packs however, and am back at it this year.

2016: Complete

2015

One of my favorite designs since I started buying packs again.  I was beginning to think I'd never see another non-white dominated design.

2015: 472, 482, 507, 513, 521, 532, 616, 617




2014, 2013, and 2012 are all pretty dicey for me with a lot of needs remaining.  They be on the page, but I'm not taking the time to list them here.  I don't feel like I bought any less in those years, especially given I actually really liked the 2013 design, but the numbers say other wise.

  2011

This set is a situation where I like the idea, I applaud the effort of Topps, and hope they take more chances like this in the future.  But it just doesn't work for me.  I can live with a set I don't like if I feel like Topps is coming from a good place.  Unlike 2016 and 2017 which are both just dogs and what I view as lazy efforts, 2011 clearly belongs to the same family of cards that Topps has been putting out since 1952.  Sure, it's not my favorite, but it's clearly part of same lineage.

2011: 13, 19, 29, 52, 83, 84, 87, 97, 100, 103, 108, 109, 117, 130, 135, 138, 139, 145, 146, 155, 165, 193, 196, 202, 235, 306, 313, 321, 334, 355, 359, 362, 374, 391, 394, 395, 401, 412, 417, 418, 421, 424, 433, 442, 446, 452, 459, 461, 494, 501, 503, 516, 524, 533, 540, 541, 550, 591, 595, 606, 629, 633, 658

2010

I really liked this set at the time, but feel like it hasn't aged well.  I think it's the color photos on the back.  Topps backs should be for stats (all of them), cartoons, and weird facts about what the player did in high school.  The photos go on the front.

2010: 353, 449, 451, 643, 645, 658

2009

I find this to be another set that hasn't aged all that well.  It's bland and inoffensive, but also very forgettable. 

2009: 387, 449, 451, 643, 645, 658

2008

I love this set, I think it's probably best design since Topps ditched the gum.  It's simple, clean and yet still colorful and fun.  Like any good design, it's immediately recognizable as the year it's from.  I know people have their issues with the subway signs for team names and smaller photos, but I'm not one of them.

2008: 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 41, 42, 45, 48, 49, 51, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 65, 70, 72, 75, 80, 89, 90, 96, 99, 101, 103, 104, 105, 107, 113, 1116, 117, 120 122, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 134, 136, 137, 138, 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 151, 153, 155, 156, 157, 162, 164, 166, 173, 175, 176, 178, 182, 186, 188, 194, 197, 200, 201, 209, 211, 216, 218, 221, 225, 226, 229, 232, 233, 234, 236, 238, 240, 242, 251, 255, 256, 258, 259, 268, 269, 281, 283, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 294, 296, 297, 298, 300, 301, 303, 307, 313, 317, 318, 321, 329, 338, 344, 348, 350, 356, 357, 359, 361, 363, 378, 382, 393, 403, 410, 418, 426, 428, 430, 434, 437, 439, 443, 446, 457, 460, 461, 463, 468, 469, 476, 481, 483, 489, 492, 498, 505, 518, 534, 535, 538, 540, 541, 550, 553, 556, 558, 569, 585, 587, 589, 591, 593, 598, 602, 607, 608, 614, 615, 618, 621, 623, 625, 631, 632, 636, 643, 644, 652, 653

If you're so inclined to help me out with any of these, point me in the direction of your need list, and I'll see what I can do.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chicago, IL



These 28 cards were sent by "J.G." of Chicago.  I think this package holds the distinction of having been sent from a location closest to an MLB park of any package I've ever received, as these were sent a mere one mile walk from Wrigley Field.  Thanks for the cards "J.G."

Also included, is what has immediately become one of my favorite cards in my entire collection.  I've never sent cards out to be graded, but this one might finally provide me the motivation to do so.  It needs to be preserved in all it's beauty.  Take a look at the glorious gum stain on this card:



That stain in magnificent.  It's so saturated into the card, it's altered the cardboard and actually created a little raised bump.  It's even permeated through to the back of the card.  Today's kids will never know the joy of finding naturally occurring anomalies in their packs.  We didn't have artificial refractors and gold borders, we had artificial sugars and colors to chew on while looking for that second baseman we needed to fill out the page for our backyard wiffleball line-up.  Gum stains, off-centered miscuts and wrong/blank backs were coveted like museum relics.  Then some old dudes decided they couldn't risk the chance of a single piece of cardboard depicting men playing a kids game in colorful uniforms being "damaged," given they were now paying all of about a buck for 12-15 cards, and the gum went away, and nutrition facts were replaced with lottery odds on the wrappers, and soon after that Little League snack bars stopped selling cards, and they disappeared from playgrounds, and gave way to online case breaks that sell slots for far more than any ten year old kid with some pocket change could ever fathom paying, and daily "now" cards that sell for what a box of 36 packs used to, lest we forget that batting practice display some flavor of the week rookie put on yesterday.  

There's a reason we all know what the photo on the '87 Topps Kevin Mitchell looks like, but I doubt very many of us can recall how many different Mike Trout cards were produced last year. Sometimes more isn't better, no matter of few of them there are.

Updated Totals for these cards:




Monday, May 29, 2017

Allen, TX




These 65 cards were sent by fellow Wallach collector Nick of Allen, TX.  Included were two 1991 Jumbo Sunflower Seeds cards which is one of my all-time favorite Wallach cards, as well as an elusive 1992 Classic, which in addition to being rare, features one of the best photo's to be found on a a Wallach card.  The Classic design is nothing special, but this photo would have looked fantastic on say 1992 Stadium Club, or 1986 Topps.

As always, thanks for the cards Nick.  And if you've sent cards recently, I'm sure I have them, I've allowed a large log jam of envelopes to build that I need to post.

1985 Donruss: 75
1986 Donruss: 138
1986 Fleer: 115
1986 Fleer Mini: 35
1986 Sportflics: 13
1987 O-Pee-Chee: 17
1987 Topps x9: 799
1988 Donruss x4: 716
1988 KayBee x2: 27
1988 Topps: 606
1989 Bowman: 141
1989 Donruss: 326
1989 K-Mart x2: 45
1989 Topps x2: 616
1990 Fleer League Leaders: 9
1990 Score: 197
1990 Sportflics x3: 9
1990 Topps: 410
1990 Upper Deck: 235
1991 Donruss x4: 201
1991 Jumbo Seeds x2: 9
1991 Leaf: 78
1991 Score Super Star: 11
1991 Topps x2: 208
1991 Upper Deck: 255
1992 Classic: 3
1992 Donruss x3: 158
1992 Score: 72
1992 Score Super Star x2: 6
1992 Upper Deck Gold Hologram: 3
1993 Score Select: 39
1993 Topps: 140
1993 Upper Deck x9: 116


Sunday, May 28, 2017

2017 "Rediscover Topps" 1990 Topps #370

Card Review: 8.8

These "Rediscover Topps" don't seem to be all that rare.  As I type this I'm expecting a lot of five more  I just picked up to be arriving in my mailbox everyday.

I'm not seeking to horde these, but at this point, I'd like to try to pick up one of each Wallach's sixteen different Topps cards.  I'm sitting at five, assuming the new one I'm expecting arrives without issue.  Which isn't to say I'm avoiding these, there just isn't anything about them that allows me to justify paying more than the pennies that the ones that aren't damaged with foil stamping cost.











 Number in my Collection:

Bronze: 1


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Woodstock, Ga, Saints Prison Ministry


These two cards were sent by Tom of the Saints Prison Ministry.  Tom sends cards a couple of times a  year.  These were sent way back in February, but slid into a magazine in my briefcase and I just discovered them again.  My bad.

Thanks for the cards Tom.  And if anyone is interested in the Saints, they're a traveling softball team that plays against teams of inmates at various prisons, you can read more on their website (click here).

Thanks for the cards Tom.

Updated Totals:

1988 Donruss: 712
1988 Score: 238

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day


Tim Wallach enjoyed a large amount of success on Mother's Day over the course of his career, batting .429 in 56 at-bats, with a .429 OBP. and .750 Slg., he even stole a base (though being hit by pitches four times probably stung a little).  The highlight has to be the Charlie Lea No-Hitter in the second game of a double header against the Giants in 1981.  His four hits on Mother's Day in 1991 weren't bad either, but are over shadowed a bit by the fact that he also had four hits on Mother's Day in 1990, and those four hits included two home runs and eight RBI's.  A run down of all his Mother' Day results are below.

Wallach Career Mother's Day Stats
.429 avg., 24 hits, 5 HR, 3 D, 18 RBI's, 13 R, 7 BB, SB, .429 OBP., .750 SLG.

May 10, 1980
-No Game-  (rain out?)

May 10, 1981 @Olympic Stadium
Giants 5, Expos 1; Tom Griffin (W, CG), Bill Lee (L)
Wallach: 0/3
Expos 4, Giants 0; Charlie Lea (W, CG, SHO, No-Hitter), Ed Whitston (L)
Wallach: 1/2, HR, RBI, R, 2 HBP

May 9, 1982 @Olympic Stadium
Dodgers 5, Expos 4; Fernando Valenzuela (W, CG), Ray Burris (L)
Wallach: 2/2, R, RBI, BB, SF

May 8, 1983
-No Game- (rain out in Philadelphia?)

May 13, 1984 @Candlestick Park
Giants 4, Expos 3; Scott Garrelts (W), Andy McGaffigan (L), Randy Lerch (S)
Wallach: 0/3 BB

May 12, 1985 @Olympic Stadium
Expos 4, Braves 0; David Palmer (W), Craig McMurtry (L)
Wallach 1/3 R, BB

May 11, 1986 @Olympic Stadium
Expos 4, Dodgers 3; Joe Hesketh (W), Bob Welch (L), Tim Burke (H), Jeff Reardon (S)
Wallach: 2/3 D, R, HBP

May 10, 1987 @Olympic Stadium
Expos 6, Astros 2; Jay Tibbs (W), Danny Darwin (L), Jay Tibbs (S)
Wallach: 2/4 R, RBI, SB

May 8, 1988 @Olympic Stadium
Astros 7, Expos 2; Bob Knepper (W), Floyd Youmans (L)
Wallach: 1/4

May 14, 1989 @Olympic Stadium
Expos 4, Giants 3; Dennis Martinez (W), Mike Krukow (L), Tim Burke (S)
Wallach: 2/4 D, RBI

May 13, 1990 @Jack Murphy Stadium
Expos 15, Padres 0; Oil Can Boyd (W, CG, SHO), Eric Show (L)
Wallach: 4/6 8 RBI's, 2 HR's, D, 4 R's

May 12, 1991 @Jack Murphy Stadium
Expos 8, Padres 6; Bill Sampen (W), Rich Rodriguez (L), Scott Ruskin (H), Barry Jones (S)
Wallach 4/5 3 RBI's, R

May 10, 1992 @Olympic Stadium
Giants 8, Expos 4; Jeff Brantley (W), Bill Landrum (L)
Wallach: 0/4 R, HBP

May 9, 1993 @Candlestick Park
Dodgers 6, Giants 4; Orel Hershiser (W), Jeff Brantley (L), Omar Daal (H), Jim Gott (S)
Wallach 1/4 HR, R, RBI

May 8, 1994 @Candlestick
Giants 5 (walk-off), Dodgers 4; Rod Beck (W), Darren Dreifort (L)
Wallach 2/5 HR, R, 2 RBI's

May 14, 1995 @Dodger Stadium
Cardinals 6, Dodgers 5; Rene Arocha (W), Antonio Asuna (L), Tom Henke (S)
Wallach: DNP

May 12, 1996 @Anaheim Stadium
Indians 4, Angels 1; Jim Poole (W), Troy Percival (L), Jose Mesa (S)
Wallach: 2/4


Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 "Rediscover Topps" 1989 #720




Card Review: 9.2

I'm docking this card half a point off the grade I gave the "real" 1989 Topps due to the necessary foil stamping.  It looked better without it.

I like that Topps is putting vintage cards in current packs.  It's a cool idea, and I think it's great for kids.  But the stamping isn't for the kids.  It's for those of us (or more accurately, this of you) in the collecting universe who open packs and toss out the real cards while searching for what ever super-duper-mega-rare-and-shiny non-real card Topps is stuffing into packs at carefully stated odds.

I'm going to look into creating a baseball card themed scratch off lottery ticket so those collector's can get their fix with out sabotaging card collecting for those of us who would rather find a stick of gum than some gold matrix parallel.



Number in my collection:

Bronze: 1

Friday, April 21, 2017

2017 "Rediscover Topps" 1988 All-Star #399




Card Review: 9.2

This is one of my all-time favorite Wallach cards.  Well, not this one, the "real" one.  These "rediscover" cards make things confusing.  In any event, I'm docking this "2017" card a little bit for the unnecessary foil stamp that isn't on the "real" 1988 Topps All-Star card.  I'd dock it more, but the foil stamp is the only thing that makes this a "new" card.

I don't mind the concept of these things, but they certainly make life difficult for OCD-ish collector's like myself.









 
 

Number in my collection: 3

By Color:Blue: 1
Red: 1
Gold: 1

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2017 "Rediscover Topps" 1988 Topps #560



Card Review: 9.1

I'm docking this card about a point from the 1988 Topps base card for the foil stamping.  I mean, it's still a 1988 Topps card, printed, packaged, and sold with gum back in '88.  Topps adding some gold stamping doesn't change that.

In any event, I believe this is the gold variation.  I'm in no hurry to over pay for the silver, bronze, red, and blue (or whatever else there may be).  If they start showing up on sportlots for 18¢ I'll go ahead and add them to my collection, but with one in hand, I'm not paying any more than that for an '88 Topps card.  I don't care what color the stamp is.

Number in my collection:

Gold: 1

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday Edition



Happy Easter.  Below are Tim Wallach's career stats for games played on Easter, which included home runs in both his first and last Easter Sunday games.

April 19, 1981, Doubleheader at Shea Stadium
Expos 4, Mets 3; Ray Burris (W), Craig Swan (L), Woodie Fryman (S)
Wallach: DNP
Mets 7, Expos 2; Pat Zachary (W, CG), Charlie Lea (L)
Wallach: 1/4 Home Run, RBI, Run 

April 11, 1982 at Veterans Stadium
Phillies 1, Expos 0; Mike Krukow (W, SHO), Ray Burris (L)
Wallach: 0/2 BB

April 3, 1983 -Season yet to begin-

April 22, 1984 at Busch Stadium II
Expos 4, Cardinals 2; Bryn Smith (W), Joaquin Andujar (L), Jeff Reardon (S)
Wallach: 0/4

April 7, 1985 -Season yet to begin-

March 30, 1986 -Season yet to begin-

April 19, 1987 at Wrigley Field
Expos 3, Cubs 1; Lary Sorensen (W), Jamie Moyer (L), Andy McGaffigan (S)
Wallach: 1/4 Double, Run, RBI

April 3, 1988 -Season yet to begin-

March 26, 1989 -Season yet to begin-

April 15, 1990 at Olympic Stadium
Expos 3, Mets 1; Zane Smith (W), Ron Darling (L), Tim Burke (S)
Wallach 1/3 HBP

March 31, 1991 -Season yet to begin-

April 19, 1992 at Olympic Stadium
Mets 11, Expos 6; Anthony Young (W), Jeff Fassero (L, BS)
Wallach: 0/2 SF, RBI, BB

April 11, 1993 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Braves 3, Dodgers 0; John Smoltz (W), Ramon Martinez (L), Mike Stanton (S)
Wallach: 0/2  2BB's

April 3, 1994 -Season yet to begin-

April 16, 1995 -Season yet to begin- (Thanks Bud)

April 7, 1996 at Anaheim Stadium
Angles 6, White Sox 5; Chuck Finley (W), Wilson Alvarez (L), Troy Percival (S)
Wallach: 1/3 Home Run, RBI, Run

And since I don't have any cards of bunnies, here are a couple of the Chicken and one of the Bird.




Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017 "Rediscover Topps" 1985 Topps

(Bronze)
(Bronze) 




Card Review: 9.5 

These cards present a bit of a dilemma for me.  How do I catalog them?  This is a 1985 Topps card, and it's technically my 282nd 1985 Topps Wallach card. But that's not how it's being tallied for purposes of my count.  This is a "new" card.

Going forward, the hobby publications, both print and online, are going to catalog these as 2017 cards.  So for purposes of conformity, I'm going to as well.  It's not the first time I've run into the issue these cards present, but it bugs me a lot more this time around.  The recent "Leaf Memories" issues were the same idea.  Except they put their's in a ridiculously high end (read; expensive) product and individually numbered them.  I ridiculed the product, counted the cards, and moved on.  So while I don't have scorn for these like I did the Leaf product, the issue of how to count them bothers me a lot more.

My issue with these is that I can't simply post them, label them, put them in my binder where I keep one copy of each Wallach I have, and move along.  I love Topps.  This particular 1985 Wallach is on the short list for my All-Time favorite baseball card, even with goofy foil stamping.  Calling it something other than a 1985 Topps, even though it's clearly a 1985 Topps (it's 32 years old and says so right on the back), really bugs me.



If Leaf wanted to take some of their forgettable early 90's efforts, stamp them up, and call it something new, fine.  Leaf is free to tarnish their previous sets that way, I don't care.  It's not that important to me.  But from the perspective of a guy born in 1979 who grew up collecting cards,  Topps base sets really are classic and iconic.  Where as Leaf sounded like a bunch of delusional, narcassistic morons when they said:

"In the 20th Century, there are a number of sets which clearly stand out as both noteworthy and universally loved, 1990 Leaf was definitely one such set...Leaf’s last 2012 release is a salute to one of baseball’s greatest sets. With that, we introduce 2012 LEAF MEMORIES BASEBALL.
This exciting set is a wonderful combination of both original 1990 Leaf buybacks (specially foil stamped and numbered) and cards that never were in 1990 Leaf."


Topps actually can lay claim having sets that are "both noteworthy and universally loved."  And while I may not love pulling these out of packs where a base card need should be instead, I can also see how these might be wildly appealing to kids.  I would have been jump up and down excited to pull a twenty year old card out of a pack in 1988.  And I'm sure that's the target audience who Topps is going for with these.  So if there are going to be inserts (there shouldn't be), these are as good as any I guess.  So why don't I give Leaf the same credit I give Topps?  Because those shameless scammers were charging $135 for a box that contained 10 cards.  They weren't trying to draw kids in, they were providing cover for guys whose wife's wouldn't allow them to drop $135 on a pack of two autograph cards.  These Topps buybacks actually achieve the goal that Leaf pretended to be trying to achieve. 

I will be making one deviation from the norm for cataloging these.  I won't be counting the different colored stamps as different cards. That's just too much for me to handle.  I'll keep track, but 1985 Bronze and Gold won't be two different cards on my counter, and they'll all be posted/updated on this page.  So with that, here's the count for the 2017 Rediscover Topps 1985 Wallach.

Number of Cards in my Collection:

Bronze: 1