Later tonight I will kick off the Traded set portion of the 1985 Topps set over on my 1985 Topps blog.
After completing the 792-card flagship set the other day I realized that I've now written three set blogs from start to finish, with the 1975 Topps set first, followed by the 1971 Topps set and now the 1985 Topps set. I don't think anyone has done that before.
That would impress a few people back when blogs were king and set-blogging was fashionable. Nobody cares much anymore, or a lot less people do anyway.
That's not the reason why I'm going to stop doing set blogs once the '85 Traded set is done though. I'm just tired of running multiple blogs. I've been doing that for more than eight years now and it's time to move on to other interests.
Night Owl Cards isn't going anywhere, don't you worry. The need to write remains strong.
There is always the slight possibility that after I've wrapped up the '85 set and I'm working on one blog and one blog alone that I'll get the itch to do another set blog. I don't think that'll happen but who knows.
If that happens, there are two ways I could go: 1993 Upper Deck or 1981 Topps.
The '93 UD set is a no-brainer. But I've always felt a little sorry for the '81 Topps set. It is just about the only Topps flagship set from that sweet spot (say 1960s to the early 1990s) that has not been covered in set-blog form. Even those set blogs that got maybe 100 or 200 cards into the set before giving up the blog haven't bothered with '81 Topps.
So, I think '81 Topps deserves some chronicling.
I'd much rather it be chronicled by someone else though.
Because right now it's three-and-out for me.