On my wantlist home page, (and at the upper left on this blog site), I list my top "most wanted fugitives". These are the set killers, the last elusive insert or short print that will clear a major space on my want list. A lot of other bloggers have them too. Nebulous Nine, Desperate Double Dozen, Arbitrary 8, etc. I figured why not write a post about what some of them are or why they're such a priority.
Number one on my list (and the most likely to stay there the longest) is 2011 Topps Prime 9 - Week 7 redemption card. This is the actual "#7" card, not the Mickey Mantle that you got when you turned it in.
Topps did these types of redemptions in the flagship set for a couple years. They may still do them, but I don't have a close brick and mortar shop around any more. My buddy Stuart in Michigan has a few. We were able to obtain the redemption sets and keep the number cards as well. Somehow, though I missed #7. Once or twice I've seen these used as padding or thrown into dime boxes, but haven't ever seen them in bunches. Most of the time, I think they got turned in to Topps or discarded by the dealers. Which makes the odds of actually coming up with one in 2018 a real long shot.
But if you have one lying around, I'll trade you something for it!