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Frank Robinson, Spider-man, & a Milestone

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  • Frank Robinson, Spider-man, & a Milestone

    What do these Spider-man comic books, a 1970 Topps Frank Robinson, and this post have in common?

    They are all #700.

    2nd Printing

    Martin, Ramos, and 50th Anniversary Variants

    In December, Marvel released the 700th and final issue of The Amazing Spider-man, which marked the death of Peter Parker. This ended a 50 year run that dates back to March 1963. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to acquire the original cover. But I did manage to secure a copy of the 2nd Printing and three of the different variants.

    Seven years later Topps broke the 700 card set barrier, when it produced the 1970 Topps baseball card set. The 720 cards produced made this the largest set Topps had produced up to this point in their history. And Frank Robinson became the first Topps card to be branded with #700.

    As for me, I started this blog back on March 2nd, 2010. It took me almost three years, but I finally managed to reach my 700th post. During that time, my blog has had over 200,000 views. Some of them are from Google image searches, but hopefully the bulk of them are from fellow collectors and bloggers who appreciate sports cards, comic books, and other collectibles like myself.

    Thank you to everyone who's taken the time to check out my blog. I created this blog to document my cardboard history... however it's evolved into something larger: hobby camaraderie.

    Peter Parker may have moved on to greener pastures, but I'll continue to write posts. My motto has always been... if you keep reading them, I'll keep writing them.

    Happy Tuesday and sayonara!

    Collecting autographs, game-used cards, & certain inserts/parallels of the following players/teams: Tony Gwynn/Padres, Kurt Suzuki/A's, Greg Maddux, Brett Favre/Packers, Steve Largent/Seahawks, Kobe Bryant/Lakers, & Devin Setoguchi/Sharks.

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