I recently completed a large scale trade with Scott Crawford. I thought that I had a pretty large wantlist but they pale in comparison to his spreadsheet of set needs. He's a set builder much like myself and I was happy to be able to fill so many of his needs. I probably sent him close to 2500 cards and I can honestly say that I had fun searching for each and every card!
I am in the early stages of collecting the "semi-vintage" Topps sets and that was about 95% of the cards that Scott sent me in return. What do I mean by "semi-vintage" you ask? Semi-vintage is a term I use to describe the Topps sets from 1974 to 1980. Topps was the only licensed card manufacturer and it was the first time that the entire set was released in one series instead of 6 or 7 during the summer. Cards from this era aren't terribly tough to track down, but they are still not as plentiful as say '87 Topps or '91 Donruss.
Scott probably sent the most of 1975 Topps cards and they are all in excellent shape. I don't quite have enough to start a wantlist just yet but hopefully by the end of the year I'll be able to accumulate enough of them to warrant typing one up.
I also got a good chunk of 1978 Topps too. Again I'm in the beginning stages of building these sets so I don't have a list yet. I'm just trying to acquire as many as I can at this point in time.
1980 is on of my favorite Topps flagship sets of all time. I love the "ribbon" as it shows the team name on the bottom right and the player's position on the upper left. I can't wait to complete this set so that I can see the whole thing in it's entirety!
Thanks Scott for the trade. I'm glad I could help you out on so many of your wants and ecstatic that you sent me a bunch of cards for my semi-vintage set building adventure.