Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Well that was easy. Topps Chrome set completed!

2011 Chrome that is...

It only took a little over a year, and a lot of procrastinating, but I finally received the final 2 cards that I've needed to complete the set in the mail today. 

For a guy who prides himself on completing sets, the mere fact that I probably waited, oh, about 4 months to pull the last 2 cards off of Sportlots this past weekend has me ashamed.

Anyhow, they are here and ready for me to show off....

Eric Hosmer RC #170...Derek Jeter #20.  I was able to get the Jeter at the lowest price offered on Sportlots, 18 cents.  The Hosmer cost me $2.50 (yes, that was the cheapest one there...).

That's set #15 in the books, and the Fab Five has its number 1 set completed. That means the other 4 move up by 1, and the 1986 Topps set moves into the #5 position.  That set only has 125 cards remaining for completion.  Not bad for having never purchased a pack from that year.  Also, I only need 10 more completed sets to hit my 2012 goal of having 25 sets complete.

I likely will not be putting this years Chrome or Finest sets together, so the only cards I'll be seeking from those sets are the Blue Jays and various parallels there of.  I honestly don't know if I'm even going to attempt to put together the A&G set (that rant in an upcoming post), even though I purchased a hobby box to participate in the Gint-A-Cuffs contest.  Besides, with the '11 Heritage and '12 GQ sets that I've started, and all their short prints/variations, I should be quite busy chasing those over the next few weeks (months?).

With the group of sets that Topps is releasing currently, it seems as if I'm going to be spending my budget over the next few weeks trying to clean up the old sets that I have been working on for quite a while now, especially those in the Fab Five. I actually am glad that I'm in this mood, because the past 3 months has been a whirlwind of new sets, trips to card shows, and other endeavors that has left my computer room/card table in a sorry state of disarray. 

By the way....I mentioned something last week about a contest...Thursday....I promise.

thanks for reading, Robert 


  1. Congrats Robert, I am a no set type of guy. I just don't have the patience anymore. But unlike the 90s it is quite a feat to complete a set by hand. Since I'm new in the bbc blog world I hope to help you out in the future. I love the Hosmer RC!

  2. Congrats! Chrome is no easy bird to complete.