To me the most annoying is packaging 2 sets of cards together in a box and making you buy them both which came into play with 2013 Topps Chrome Update. As I recall the boxes contained 2 packs totaling 8 cards of Chrome Update and 5 packs of Topps Update and called a value box. That was the only way to get Chrome Update without going to the secondary market. I was primarily annoyed because I had finished my Topps Update set after purchasing a Jumbo Box and most of my insert sets on the secondary market before the value boxes were released. Therefore, I was basically spending $15 for 8 Chrome Update cards.
Despite that frustration, the set builder in me was drawn to these boxes. I picked up 2 early and 3 more over the period of a few weeks. My first 2 packs netted me both of the Puig cards and a couple other top rookies. After getting the other boxes I realized that I had been lucky enough to pull zero dups and had most of the highest selling cards. My set builder instincts went into high gear and I decided to go for the set.
I pulled off a couple trades then hit Sportlots. With combined shipping I didn't have to spend too much and I just got the final card this past week (Gerrit Cole). One interesting fact, for the first time ever I believe I put together a set without getting 1 duplicate (with the exception of the Buster Posey which I picked up for my Giants binder). Since I am probably one of the only nuts out there that decided to complete the set, I thought I would show it off in all its 55 card glory.
|I had to pick one card to show on its own so why not the only Giant!|