Sunday, April 17, 2016

Set Project Number 1: 1999 Skybox Molten Metal Xplosion

In sorting out of all different types of cards the past few months off away from writing I had all kinds of options to place here for my first set to work on completing.  I am actually listing a second one on the Projects In Progress tab at the top, but not dedicating a post towards the completion of the 2001 Topps Archives set.  The pile of cards that struck my interest the most was a stack of 1999 Molten Metal Xplosion cards.  I had actually started working on completing this set about two and half years ago and gave my last update roughly two years ago.  

At the time of my last update the work on the set felt long lost, so I am not quite sure what adjectives I could use to describe a project that has sat for years.  I am not going to worry about, but rather set out to do something about it.  Currently I have 82 out of the 150 cards, shown below in case you don't remember what the cards looked like: 

I still need a total of 68 cards, or 45%, of the cards in this set to complete it.  The cards are not too difficult to find and there is not any one card which stands out as something that would difficult to find.  I have one or two trades lined up for a few of these cards as we speak and I have found a few others on COMC and SportsLots.  I am going to put my time frame on this set at two and half months.  In other words, I am going to try to finish it off by the end of June.  The cards I still need to add are listed below:  

1 Larry Walker
2 Jose Canseco
3 Brian Jordan
4 Rafael Palmeiro
6 Dante Bichette
11 Miguel Tejada
13 David Cone
15 Ruben Rivera
20 Pedro Martinez
22 Randy Johnson
23 Matt Williams
24 Sean Casey
26 Ryan Klesko
28 Geoff Jenkins
29 Bob Abreu
30 Vinny Castilla
31 Will Clark
34 Richie Sexson
35 Derrick Gibson
37 Greg Vaughn
39 Steve Finley
40 Chuck Knoblauch
41 Ricky Ledee
42 John Smoltz
44 Jim Edmonds
46 Javy Lopez
47 Jim Thome
50 Andy Pettitte
51 Juan Encarnacion
52 Travis Fryman
55 Brady Anderson
57 Edgar Martinez
58 Garret Anderson
62 Tom Glavine
66 Fernando Tatis
67 Carlos Beltran
68 Charles Johnson
69 Raul Mondesi
71 Barry Larkin
77 Mariano Rivera
78 Livan Hernandez
79 A.J. Hinch
81 Rusty Greer
84 Kevin Brown
85 Chan Ho Park
86 John Olerud
91 Mike Cameron
93 Rickey Henderson
95 Omar Vizquel
96 Craig Biggio
99 Mike Mussina
101 Andruw Jones
102 Pat Burrell RC
104 Darin Erstad
105 Roberto Alomar
113 Troy Glaus
114 A.J. Burnett RC
115 Dave Justice
121 Manny Ramirez
122 Barry Bonds
126 Jeremy Giambi
130 Mo Vaughn
138 Alex Rodriguez
140 Juan Gonzalez
141 Tony Gwynn
144 Scott Rolen
147 Roger Clemens
149 Vladimir Guerrero


  1. This set is awesome! And if it's anything like my Leaf Preferred Steel set... it's gonna be heavy. Best of luck!

    1. They are definitely heavy, not sure they weigh as much as the Leaf Preferred Steel cards. Little bit thinner too.