I completed another insert set from 1998 Topps. This is the Etch-A-Sketch insert.
Info about the set:
Set description: This nine-card set features drawings by artist George Vlosich III done on an etch-a-sketch and put onto cardboard.
Set composition: 9 cards, 1:36 odds (1998 Topps series 1)
Hall of Famers: 5. Cal Ripken Jr., Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr.
More than half the set, which is pretty good for a 1998 set.
How I put the set together:
- 1 cards from my series 1 hobby box
- 1 card from a trade
- 1 card from Beckett’s marketplace
- 2 cards from Sportlots
- 4 cards from COMC
Thoughts on the set: Really cool idea. I have to give credit for thinking outside the box. There’s a guy who’s awesome at Etch-a-Sketch. Topps used his drawings to make a set of cards. Honestly, it seems like better ideas than they have in today’s world.
Card that completed my set: #ES6 – Mike Piazza
I got this card from COMC last March. So this completed set has been a year in wait!
Best card (my opinion): #ES2 – Barry Bonds
This is 2 straight 1998 sets where I’ve picked Bonds as the best card. Somehow it seems like this could be a bad idea. But I think the drawing of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background is really cool, plus the drawing really looks like Bonds where some of the others are a bit “sketchy”. This is also the card I got in my box – maybe that helps!
My Favorite Reds card: There are none.
Here’s the scan of all 9 cards:
Any other tidbits: The kid who started doing this is no longer a kid, and he’s still at it. Here’s his website.