I've flipped through this shoebox probably ten times over the past few years, but never thought twice about the Moss. Then a few weeks ago, I stopped to admire the card and decided to see who else was in the set. I went straight to COMC and found that this set was loaded with stars. Everyone from Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, John Elway, and Peyton Manning are in this set.
After seeing the checklist, I put the card aside and decided to see if I could find a complete set of these on eBay. I found one, but it was a little expensive (around $60), so I passed.
Then I found a guy who was selling a partial set with a bunch of extras included. He had put together 26 of the 29 cards in the set. After checking on COMC and eBay to see how much it would cost me to build the set, I decided to submit a best offer to this guy. I ended up pay $30 (shipping included) for the partial set, 13 additional die-cuts, and 19 of the retail versions.
Unfortunately, this also means that I have a new project for me to work on. I picked up one of the cards I needed (the Tim Brown) on COMC for a buck, but I still need the following:
#16 Drew Bledsoe
#20 Napoleon Kaufman
By the way, the retail version is also made out of acetate... but it's not die-cut. I'm building the die-cut version, which books for a little more than the retail version.
So if any of you have these cards for trade, PM me what you're looking for.
I'm excited about completing this set for so many reasons:
1. It's from the 90's.
2. It's expandable if I ever decide to build the retail set.
3. It's affordable, since most commons only sell for less than a buck.
4. It has a solid checklist. It includes Manning and Moss from their rookie season.
5. Best of all, it's made from acetate.
Now onto today's question of the day: Do you collect sets? If so, do you prefer to build or buy?
Oh by the way... I just realized... this is my 100th post. Damn how time flies by when you're having fun. Enjoy your Saturday!