I can honestly say that I try to move these onto other bloggers. Trade packages are "added on" with 2, 3 or more of the damn things. But they keep on multiplying.
It's no secret that I've always had an affection for the serial numbered parallel. The SNI set is a testament to that love. But over the course of the past couple of years, I've gathered a small collection of serial numbered cards that don't fit into the set.
I actually found a 100 count case full of them a couple of weeks back. Cards I had forgotten I owned, such as this one...
Dig that funky atomic refractor of David DeJesus. Serial #'d 212/225. Couldn't use him because that spot was already taken by a card sent to me by Too Many Grandersons (yes, that's how long ago it was sent...).
There's also cards with priceless reactions on the player's face. Take a gander at this Mark Grace card for example.
He's pointing downwards, maybe someone gave him the old hotfoot? Serial #'d 88/183. Great card, but it's from Donruss. I limited my SNI set to cards from Topps/Bowman products, so this remains in the pile.
One of the earliest pages that I completed in the SNI set was page #1, cards serial #'d 1-9. Sadly, that wiped out any chance of these two being inducted into the set.
I have 8 of the 2008 Topps Co-Signers so far in the SNI set. The Vidro/Sexson card just happens to be serial #'d 8/100. On the right, the Emmanuel Burriss is serial #'d 6/59 and is from the 2010 Topps set. Neither of these poor cards has a home.
You might think that Topps has a lot of colored parallels going on, but remember the Upper Deck Heroes set?
Nice low serial # (10), easy to see because it's on the front of the card which makes the card even more appealing to me, but since it's Upper Deck, it fails the test.
My plan over the next few weeks is to create another page with all these serial #'d parallels, and hopefully people will take a look and locate certain cards that they are looking for. Gotta stimulate some trades somehow, right? There may be a few teams that are thin because of the larger amount of bloggers that follow those teams (Dodgers, for example.)
Speaking of blog related activities, I have a little tournament happening. You may or may not have noticed. This weeks vote still has a couple of days left, so if you want to get in on the fun, just follow the link and leave a comment on the match up between '67 Topps and '62 Topps. (Tip of the hat to the Night Owl for the push earlier this week!!)
thanks for reading, Robert