I was recently able to pick up one of the two remaining Giants Emerald Nut team sets, this time from 2006. As best as I can tell these sets were produced as stadium give aways from 2005 through 2012. In 2013 Chevron took over as the sponsor and in 2014 it was Coca Cola. The Giants 2015 promotional schedule includes socks, orange mustaches and a Hello Kitty bobble head but I don't see cards listed. It would be sad for this Giants collector if these sets stop, I am hoping I just missed it or it will be a surprise give away.
This set from 2006 hadn't popped up for sale much and I jumped when I saw a set come up with a nice low starting bid. I ended up scoring this set for less that $10 delivered, a steal in my opinion. From a design perspective, I have to say this is my favorite Emerald Nuts team set.
I am down to needing the dreaded 2010 set that has both Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner rookies. I missed out on one recently that went for a little more than I wanted to spend. Others keep popping up for $100 or $150 buy it nows and I won't do that. Hopefully I can track down a reasonably priced set soon and finish this quest.