As part of the process, I pulled out my original binder. I haven't touched this thing, other than to move it, in years. The last time a card was removed or added to the binder is 1986. This was the binder that I carried back and forth from my friends house so we could trade cards. This is where I stored any vintage cards I was able to get. Except the ones I got in the trades with the creepy old janitor in our town...those I kept in a little treasure box.
I pulled out and scanned the first 5 pages from the binder. Most of them have empty spots where cards were removed for trading purposes. This first page, which is actually the 5th page from the binder, is the only one that has all 9 slot filled, front and back.
Front of 1st page.
From top to bottom, left to right, here are the suspects. Two 1980 Bob Horners, 1978 World Series card with Reggie Jackson, 1979 Ron Guidry, 1980 Ron Guidry, 1980 Red Sox Future Stars, 1980 Frank White and a pair of 1980 Dusty Bakers.
I started collecting in 1981 and never opened a pack of 1980 Topps. My friend was lucky enough to find 1980 Topps packs at a Mott's store in a neighboring town on several occasions. Almost all of my 1980 Topps cards came from trades with him. I don't know why I would have traded for multiple copies of the same player. Hey, I was just a dumb kid.
Back of 1st page
I was a big fan of Pete Rose early in my collecting days. There are three or four pages of Rose cards in that binder. This was the first section of those cards. You have two different 1981 Topps cards, one 1981 Fleer, and doubles of three different 1981 Donruss Rose cards.
Question...do you guys that store your sets/player collections in binders put two cards in each slot?