Over the past few years I have decided to complete the Topps flagship sets in their entirety - Series 1 base and inserts, Series 2 and inserts and Update and inserts. I believe I have done this since 2007. Some years are easier than others depending on the popularity of the inserts and the size of the sets. Last year proved to be quite a challenge for me as there were several insert sets with 50 cards in each series. I actually still have cards on my 2010 want list as I decided (like an idiot) to complete the original back Cards My Mom Threw Out reprints. If you happen to have any for trade, please check out my want list!
A few days back I decided that it was time to seek out the last 3 2012 inserts regardless of cost. I had some paypal ready to go and went to Sportlots. I was lucky enough to fine one seller who had all 3! I never get that lucky. So for your viewing pleasure, here are the final 3:
I am liking the Musial and Ripken photos - both very sold choice. I am
almost done with a Stan Musial biography book which has been a pretty
good read. The Stan the Man card celebrates an extra innings game winning homer in 1962. The Golden Moments card of McCutchen celebrates a couple of 2
homer games that he hit a couple games apart.
As I always do when shopping on Sportlots, I sought out other cards I need for the seller to keep the shipping cost per card down. Here are 4 Update Giants parallels I was able to pick up.
When capturing these Giants on my master spreadsheet, I noticed I did not do a good job on the Giants parallels from Update so over the next couple months I am going to have to try and remedy that. First up though is tracking down those tough to find 2013 The Greats and Cut to the Chase inserts. I am going to have to break down and spend some coin to keep the streak alive.
Very glad to put another year of Topps to rest. I still have a few 2012 sets on my want list that I need to finish up as well. Thanks for reading!