11-17-2012, 08:58 AM
I started my card collecting in 1978 with football. Only really collected for 3 years before I joined the USAF and was shipped to Japan for a majority of the 80s. With so much to do over there I really didn't think too much about sportscards. Since I'm a set builder and missed most of that decade I decided recently to buy 1 Topps box starting from 1983 to 1990. I've busted most of it and was wondering if off-centered, bent corners, print spots, and fuzzy photos were common to those years? I'm pretty picky about the sets I build and was just curious if I'm expecting too much. I get the gum and wax stains but is it impossible to build a nm-mt set or should I just expect this and settle for a exmt-nm set? I love busting packs and don't want to buy the factory sets but if those cards will be in better condition other than the wax/gum stains I may just go that route. Thanks for any help.