30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cleaning Out My Closet


How did I spend my Sunday afternoon on my final weekend of summer?  Surfing in Santa Cruz?  No.  Hiking in Half Moon Bay?  Nope.  Sailing in San Francisco?  Not even close.

Try cleaning out and organizing my "incomplete set" cubby.  It's actually pretty amazing how much stuff you can fit inside one of those Ikea cubbies.

Here's what everything looks like when it's all laid out:


What you're feasting your eyes on are thirty-plus sets that I'm currently working on.  This list of sets includes sports ranging from baseball to hockey and covers everything from base sets to oddball sets. It was actually a little disheartening to come to terms with the sheer number of incomplete sets I'm currently attempting to build.

I considered breaking some of them down, but after much deliberation... I decided to persevere and start targeting one set at a time.

Some sets are only one card short, like these:








On the other hand, I'm over fifty cards short of completing this set:


I have plenty of player and team lots that I'd be willing to trade if anyone out there can help me finish off any of these sets.

If you don't have any singles from the sets above... how about these?

















Wait.  Those are just the baseball sets I'm building.  Here are the wantlists for my other sports sets:












And believe it or not... I'm even working on a few non-sports sets:





Okay.  Now I'm done.  Actually there are a few other sets that I haven't added to my website yet.  But as of right now, there are thirty-nine sets listed above, which should keep me busy.  

What about you guys?  Anyone else a little overwhelmed with set building projects?

Feel free to list some (or all) of the sets you're building in the comments below and maybe someone else will see it and be able to help you out.

That's a wrap for now.  Thanks for taking the time to read this post.  Happy Tuesday and sayonara!

20 comments:

  1. I'll see what I can do over time with the 1991 BBM set. 1991 holograms can be elusive or expensive. At least you have the Nomos already! Did I miss any other Japanese sets off those lists (or others)?

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    1. Thanks Ryan. The only other Japanese set I'm building is the 2011 Konami All-Stars Set.

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  2. Very much so. I have very few finished sets and very many unfinished.

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  3. What do you need from the 2003U 1971 minis?

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    1. 3 Derek Jeter
      6 Miguel Cabrera
      19 Dustin Pedroia
      20 David Wright
      25 Shelby Miller
      29 Mike Schmidt
      31 Yasiel Puig
      39 Giancarlo Stanton
      47 Don Mattingly
      49 Matt Harvey
      50 Manny Machado

      I have a ton of doubles for trade ;-)

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  4. It's posts like these that make me a little glad I'm not a big set builder. Although I am at 98/100 on my 2007 SP Legendary Cuts "Legendary Americana" set. Been looking for the last two for a while now.

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  5. Yikes. I'm building like 6 sets and I'm overwhelmed.

    1975 Topps minis, 1972 Topps, 2001 Upper Deck Decade '70s, 2008 Heritage ... I forget what else.

    See? Overwhelmed.

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    1. I have a bunch of doubles for 2001 UD Decade... I'll check your list and see if I can help.

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  6. Whoa, I feel your pain as I have the same stack of sets and cards-when I finish some "Professional Development" work I will feel liberated enough to do what you are doing.

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  7. I can complete your 2013 Bowman Prospects Set. Email me at Superduperman99@yahoo.com if you are interested. Thanks man and have good one.

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    1. email sent... thanks for offering to help.

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  8. I wish I was that organized, but I am getting there. I am about to do a show, so that should cut into the clutter, some. I sent you an email regarding the 2013 Hometown Heroes. Good luck, with the rest.

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    1. Thanks! I just sent you an email.

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  9. I told myself I wouldn't start another set until I finish one of the four I have going. That will change as soon as I see something I like. It is an evil cycle.

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  10. Set building is my primary function as a collector. Check my pages at loqtus.webs.com

    I can help with Hometown Heroes, '04 Timeless Teams, '86 Donruss, and '01 Decade 70's. I'll email you when I have a chance to pull stuff.

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    1. Wow. You weren't joking. That's a lot of sets you're building. I'll dig through my inserts and see if there are any you can use.

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  11. Been catching up (slowly) on the blog roll. Which Topps Coin do you need (or did that one come in already)? I've got a bunch of dupes, perhaps I've got the answer for you.

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    1. The coin set has been completed... but I appreciate the offer.

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