In other words... it's more cost effective to just buy the set. Less fun... but less work and money too.
So when I discovered my buddy over at Basketball Card Blog (And More) was parting ways with his Murad collection, I quickly inquired about his completed base set. Guy was more than willing to give me first dibs and we immediately settled on a price that both of us considered to be fair.
2008/09 Topps T51 Murad #171 Derrick Rose (Standing)
The set includes rookie cards of Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, and Brook Lopez, along with thirty short printed veterans. Guy also sent me the thirty different checklist cards as a bonus.
He also threw in these jumbo sized cabinet cards:
Three silk cards:
A 2009/10 Certified Imports insert set:
This 2011 Topps Marquee "Monumental Markings" on-card autograph of Brett Anderson:
Thanks Guy for giving me the opportunity to purchase your set and for the extra goodies. Best of luck on your 2012 Heritage baseball project. It sure looks like you're having a blast ripping them packs.
Everyone else, if you collect sets...
Do you usually build them yourself or buy them completed?
If you checked out the number of sets I'm currently building, you might think I'm a set builder. But when I really think about it... I probably have built less than 20% of the sets in my collection. Like I said earlier... I guess it just depends on the set and the mood I'm in.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!