The Need List Page has been updated. The reason for this update is I recently "won" a Buy it Now "auction" on eBay for the last remaining card I needed from the first four series in this set. Here is a screen grab of the new acquisition in all it's mangled glory:
It's tracking info says it should be in my hands on Tuesday. So as much as I hate counting my chickens before they hatch, I'm pretty excited about this and wanted to get it out there. I've also been somewhat vocal on my Tim Wallach blog lately about wanting this card, and would hate for someone to send one or pick one up with the intent to trade it to me (I'd probably still be happy to work a trade for another, or any card in this set for that matter, but it's not longer at the top of priority my list). Then again, I'm sure this post has assured a mishap with the mail delivery next week.
In any event, this Pafko will be jumping to the front of the line when it arrives, and hopefully will be showing up as an "official" post next week. It's also, sadly, the end of my aggressive pursuit of this set. I'll still keep an eye out for the hi-numbers, and one day hope to complete the full run of 407 cards, but that day isn't today.
As of now, the 1953 set has formally become my primary vintage focus. And while it's probably a nicer set, it's just not the same as this one, and isn't nearly as exciting.