My first search included looking for the Top 10 cards I need to finish my 2012 collecting goal of every Topps, Fleer, Donruss and Upper Deck base set Giant from 1981 to the Present. I last shared my status on this post. As you can see, I was able to find 6 of the cards with my favorite being a reasonably priced 2007 Fleer Tim Lincecum Rookie cards. This card showcasing a nice clean haircut by the Freak was purchased for under $3. The Bonds Donruss Fan Club SP was actually the highest priced out of these at $3.40. I now have 4 cards left on my list and I have 3 within my sites (1 on its way from eBay and 2 more coming from Sportlots). I have one more to track down over the next couple weeks to make my goal.
Another goal I have had each of the past couple years is to complete all the Giants base cards from all the products that come out. This year may be challenging with 4 Five Star cards /80 being Giants but I will try and get all that I can.
I also picked up some parallels and inserts to work on some team sets:
Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on a list of 2013 collecting goals for my card collection. With the near completion of the base cards from the 4 major brands in 2012 I have decided to focus on a few of my favorite releases over the past 10-12 years. I will reveal the list around New Years but I decided to get a jump on one of the more audacious goals, completing all the Giants from the Heritage releases.
Well there you have my crazy COMC purchases. Did I spend more than I really wanted to? Probably yes. However I really feel I got a very good deal on all the cards I purchased and they all focused on my main collecting goals so I am one happy Black Friday shopper (and I did it from without having to fight any crowds!).