Certainly over the 3+ year life of the SNI project, there has been a lot of peaks and valleys. There are periods when cards don't come in for months, and the set becomes a bit of an afterthought.
Recently, the opposite has been true. I've been hit with a few here, few there with startling frequency over the past few weeks.
I received an envelope from the very gracious Doug from the Sportscards from the Dollar Store blog, containing a pair of Blue Jay cards featuring a couple of young pitchers. The envelope didn't contain just those, as there were 7 more cards that I was able to remove from the SNI want list.
These 4 Brewers bring their team total to 39 out of 50, allowing them to jump over half a dozen teams as far as cards remaining. See the Rickie Weeks? That card is serial numbered 170, which knocks off the "100's" as the first group of 100 cards to be completed. There are a couple of other groups that only need 1 or 2 cards as well; I'm hoping to get those completed soon.
Doug's cards came from the COMC website as well, so he must have found a few Triple Threads cards along the way...
One each for the Padres, Rockies and Orioles brings them closer to the finish line. The Rockies are only 3 cards from completion, the Orioles still need 12, and the Padres need just 4.
It feels pretty good to have a lot of the teams close to the finish line, and as other bloggers have commented in the past, it's going to be even more fun when the set nears its completion. With just 212 cards to go, I fully expect that sometime in 2015 I'll be able to post that the set is complete.
Doug, thank you for the great envelope, it really is appreciated!!!
thanks for reading, Robert