I started this blog on 9 May (which would have been Tony's 60th birthday). At that point I had 195 Tony Gwynn cards in my collection. I honestly expected to blog them all and then wait and update this blog as and when I acquired new ones.
However, there was no hiatus. After 152 daily blog posts, today is the day when I reach my target.
I have achieved this with the incredible support of the UK collecting community in various groups on Facebook. People have made cards available for sale or trade, several people have just sent me cards for the cost of postage or for no money at all. I have tried to thank people along the way as I have featured the cards on the blog. I am particularly indebted to Gawain who has sourced me over 250 cards since the blog was launched.
Other people, like Jeff and Bill, have even sent me free cards all the way from America. I have really appreciated the support from Fuji, who I think has commented on every post.
Finally, my wife, Cathy, has let me disappear off to write blog posts and has always been interested to see what is in the numerous little packages that have arrived in the post. Her comments on some of the cards have sometimes been the best summaries I could publish.
I've saved this card for this target-reaching post because I love it.
Card Number 394: Topps, 1985; #717 (All Star Card)