Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Cardboard Collection April Break
It has taken me a while to get this one up but it was a fun Affordable break. I try to get into Colbey's breaks most every time and pick up some cards for the Giants collection. Cobley runs a great blog with monthly breaks at Cardboard Collections and here are my goods from the April break. Unfortunately I have all the base cards from the boxes that are getting broken in May but I am hoping to jump back in for the Giants in June.
The first box was 1999 Skybox Thunder. I picked up 5 of the 10 base cards for the team set. Also, if you check out my newly updated Want Lists, you will see I need just one more card to complete this team set - #286 Barry Bonds. The Want List is broken out by 2012, Base, Parallels, Inserts/Small Sets and Oddball Wants. I currently have my want lists from 1987 to 1999 plus 2010-2012 available. I am hoping to have the 2000s and 1980s done by the end of the month. Still haven't decided if I will do more than Bowman and Topps base prior to 1980, I am sure ultimately it will include all of them.
I know the lists are long but I am trying to be all inclusive to limit some of the dups I seem to get frequently. I love getting cards but currently I am storing 4 or 5 800 count boxes of Giants dups. If you or someone you know wants some Giants drop me a line.
Finally the last box of the break was 2003 Fleer Double Headers. I had a few Giants cards from this set going in but was lucky enough to score these 4 additions to the Giants collection. The bottom 2 are fold out cards that feature players from other teams. I was very happy that Colbey decided that the cards should go to the person who could best display them. Again this break leaves me just one card short of a team set - I need #25 Barry Bonds.
I think the two team sets with 1 card remaining my inspire me to create the sidebar Top Wants list that seem to score quite a few bloggers some goodies in trades.