If it looks like a lot of cards, maybe too many, you're being observant. Here are some of the things that I have run into while trying to run down the cards I need:
- It's not too difficult to find sellers and traders who have these cards who are willing to part with them as a lot. Meaning, I can pick up several cards by trading away other doubles from other sets helping a fellow collector do the same thing I am doing, complete a set. Buying lots of these cards is generally not expensive either. However, buying and trading for lots also creates doubles which is why the stack in the picture above looks a lot bigger than what it should be considering the set is not complete.
- There are certain singles in this set that are for sale, but are ridiculous in price. I like this set, it looks cool, and I know that there are other collectors who feel the same way about it. Still, I am not sure that the cards in the set are worth upwards of $10 for a single. Yet, some of them cost that much on Ebay and COMC. I have out waited one person and found a star player from the set for about $2 while the only copy of the card on COMC was $8. Of course, the other problem with over priced cards on sites like EBay is that collectors use them as a reference point. The card costs $10 there, or on COMC, you find a collector who has it and the first thing they do is reference the sites and quote you the same price. I want a complete set, but I am not going to get ripped off putting it together.
- There are cards that are seriously difficult to find. Seems to happen every time I try to put something together from the late 1990s. Like the Topps Tek Jason Kendall card.
Anyway, I just had 9 more cards from the set show up in my mailbox yesterday afternoon. Here's a look at the cards.....
A little bit more detailed post about the cards I have added, and the ones I still need, will be up later this week.