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After 25 years it's over
11-04-2012, 09:51 PM
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After 25 years it's over
My Dad got a package in the mail from a grade school friend of his yesterday (my Dad is 66). This package contained about 20 cards, with one in particular being much more meaningful to us than all the others. This package from Dad's third grade best friend Fred contained a 1960 Topps Chicago Cubs Team card.

The significance? It was the final card we needed to complete the set. We started working on this set in 1987, steadily piecing it together one card at a time. Life gets in the way, which has led us to being stuck on one last card for about a year now. I never thought we would finish, and now that we finally are done I don't know how to feel.
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11-04-2012, 09:52 PM
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RE: After 25 years it's over
Big congratulations to you and your dad on completing the set together.

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11-04-2012, 10:00 PM
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RE: After 25 years it's over
A congratulations to you and your dad that has been a long time coming!

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11-04-2012, 10:16 PM
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RE: After 25 years it's over
Congrats! A very awesome accomplishment. Goes to show that it's more about the journey and work put into the set than the final destination in completing it. Sounds like it's time to begin a new journey in completing another set!

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11-04-2012, 11:07 PM (This post was last modified: 11-04-2012 11:09 PM by afff.)
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RE: After 25 years it's over
congrats on completeing the 25 yr set, its always great to knock of sets no matter how long it takes

thanks for the great story on how you got the card
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11-05-2012, 12:06 AM
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RE: After 25 years it's over
I bet it's kind of a bummer yet a relief at the same time. Congrats and now it's time to start a new collection

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11-05-2012, 12:10 AM
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RE: After 25 years it's over
Very cool that you were able to do it together.

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