Saturday, January 26, 2013

1998 Topps Tek Ken Griffey Jr.

I started working on my Topps Tek set last week and decided to make a goal for myself to finish off some sets that I had started, but not yet finished.  I posted my checklist and have been busy scouring the internet for different cards and have managed to find a good chunk of the remaining cards that I need.  The tick now is to trade, bid, or buy what I need to finish the set as quickly as possible without overpaying in terms of money and cards.  I landed my first card I needed from the set last week and just received it in the mail.

1998 Topps Tek Ken Griffey Jr.

I actually had this Ken Griffey Jr. Topps Tek card en route when I posted my checklist, so I did not take anything off my wanted list.  I am going to keep track of my costs in assembling the set however to see if I can make it cost a reasonable amount of money and cards.  That one company list the set at $120 for a copy of each of the 90 cards in the set.  However, that company is generally a lot of mularkey and I prefer to find copies that have actually sold or been traded and find the price off of that.  

The last copy to sell on Ebay went for $67.90 including shipping.  I bought this Ken Griffey Jr. card for $5 shipped, but it probably one of the better cards I have left to add to complete my set.  I am going to try to keep my expense to half of the $68, rounded with the cents, or $34 to complete the remaining 32 cards.  That means I now have $29 left.  


  1. I've always wanted to collect these awesome acetate cards. Maybe one day, I'll put together all of the different Gwynns.

    Best of luck!