One of my goals in 2013 is to finish of the base sets of some of my favorite releases. This was a follow up to my goal of completing the base sets of the flagship releases of Fleer, Donruss and Upper Deck since their inception and Topps from the 80s forward. As you may or may not recall, I didn't quite hit that goal, I still need one card to finish up that quest, a 2003 Fleer Tradition Update #391 Kevin Corriea. I never did show the last 2 I picked up so here they are:
So let's focus on 2013 goals, although I do need to track down that Corriea card.
One of my goals was to reach 100 followers from the 94 I started the year with. Well for about a week I was at 100 but someone dropped so I am back down to 99. This one hopefully won't be much of a challenge.
One of my first focuses in 2013 was picking up some missing base cards from my favorite sets. One of my go to sources for buying bulk commons is Burbank Sportscards through Beckett's Online Marketplace. I have found that their inserts and parallels are priced pretty high but a majority of commons are $0.25 which isn't so bad since they seem to have almost every card ever released. The trick is you have to order $50 in cards to get free shipping so I have to do this when I have enough funds in the card budget.
This purchase focused on 4 different brands, two of which I will share today as they finished off the goals. First up, Allen and Ginter:
The next brand required quite a few more cards. I wasn't sure if I should show them all since that is a lot of Giants cards posted at one time but my reason for collecting this brand is the great photography so enjoy the remaining Stadium Club cards I added to my collection:
My goal for these modern base set included 11 different brands so I am 18% done. This purchase also got me very close to two additional brands and leaves me 128 total cards away from meeting this goal. I feel pretty confident that with one or two more purchases like this one, a few trades and some other random purchases I should be able to meet this goal.