Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Heritage Helper

Who's still working on the 2008 Topps Heritage set? That's right, Torii... ME!! In fact, smarty pants, your green back card is still eluding me. So mock me all you want. I will have the last laugh.

I am currently 31 cards away from completing the base set of the regular series. I may never see the two variation cards enter my collection. I've made my peace with that. I'll still look, but if they never make it, so be it. The odds aren't in my favor. Especially when some lucky SOB got both in the same hobby box. Can't you just hear the patented Paw Rugg muttering grumble coming from me?

Tack on the 71 cards left to finish the high numbers series and a few stray inserts and black backs and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the last week, I've been finding some really nice deals on short prints, as sellers are clearing out inventory for newer cards.

A hobby box, many blasters and a ton of loose packs later, I have surmounted a good deal of doubles. If anyone else is still trying to complete this set, let's combine our efforts. A good old fashioned one set doubles swap. My list is here and the cards that have been crossed out are currently in transit.

I think we can all get a little closer to completion by helping each other out. While everyone else is concentrating on Allen & Ginter and OPC, let's knock out this set, once and for all.


night owl said...

I'm still working on the set, too, but I doubt I have any doubles for you. I've been picking off cards one by one, mostly through trades.

But I'm not going for the high numbers, and the Santana/Smoltz variation cards aren't even a thought. Got to preserve at least a little sanity.

Cardboardsingles said...

I can lend you a hand with the high # series since I have 2 hobby boxes worth of base. I'm still trying to compile a list for you of the cards I have in your wants list and will try to get that to you as soon as I can.

Also, on that john 'jon' smoltz #440 card is the error only his name or the fact that he is pictured as a lefty in the photo, that's what caught my eye more so then the name.

Cardboardsingles said...

Wow, being an Angel's fan I also got to get myself one of these Torii's... what an ugly pose I just noticed the picture.


I have a small package on the way to help with some of your 2008 wants !!

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