Thursday, June 23, 2011
1985 Topps Tiffany #473
Card Review: 9.9 The '85 Topps design is one of my all-time favorites. I gave the base set card a 10 when I listed that one. The Tiffany's great too, the back really pops, but it smells neither like wax nor gum. So I dinged it down to a 9.9. The color on the front of this card looks a little off to me, but it's my only one, so I don't know if it's just a bad example, or if they're all like this.
Allegedly this set is "very scarce." As such, sellers often demand a premium for it. I don't buy it. I don't find it any more difficult to locate cards from this set, than it is to locate cards from other Tiffany sets. The reason I don't have a lot has a lot more to do with the excessive price sellers ask for it, than it does an inability to locate copies.
Number of this card in my collection: 1 and am always looking for more.
6/5/12 Update: 2 (the color on the front is a little bit better but still has that weird tinge to it.
2013 update: n/a
2014 update: n/a
2015 update: n/a
2016 update: n/a
2017 update: 9
Picked up some more of these, most all with the yellow/orange color, but one was a clean white.