Saturday, March 20, 2010
1979-80 Topps #251 Minnesota North Stars Team Checklist
The dominating blue borders were unlike any Topps/O-Pee-Chee outings that I had seen in any sport. From a big picture standpoint, the set included the biggest card in the hobby (Wayne Gretzky's rookie card). Locally, my most wanted hockey card was Bobby Smith's rookie card.
I had my eyes peeled for a nice '79 North Stars team set ever since I started going nuts with this project several weeks back, and I finally found one on eBay. I got a great deal on it, and it was advertised as "EX-MT" condition. When it arrived, I was stunned to find every card in gorgeous NM-MT condition. This team set is one of the cornerstones of my budding collection.