A few weeks back I added $75 in credit to my COMC account, in two pieces. $25 of it wound up purchasing the remainder of the 2011 Heritage set I showed off the other day, and the other $50 went towards some contest prizes and a few things for me. I still have just under $14 in my COMC account, so I didn't go too crazy...
My older hockey want lists are kind of like the kid that gets picked last for sports. They're out there, but nobody (including myself) thinks to take a look at them until the end. I grabbed a couple of 83-84 OPC highlight cards (dig the Cooperall pants on Blaine Stoughton) to make that want list a tiny bit smaller. Still a couple hundred or so cards to go there.
As with any other shopping trip to COMC, Sakic and Thome cards came home. I didn't pick up a whole lot of them, but knocking off a few more cards from those want lists is always a good thing.
I tend to go in spurts with my purchases. One day I bought the PC cards, another day I bought 8 more cards for the SNI Hockey set.
The main goal for purchasing the cards that I did was to knock off the final 7 teams that needed a serial #'d card below 100. All but the Dino Ciccarelli card completed that task. So now the focus is on finding the other 1000 serial #'s (approximately) in order to round out the set.
Going to subtract the whole $75 now because it's a sunk cost. $1707-$75=$1632.
At this pace, I will spend $1279 by the end of the year, so I'm still well ahead of my $2000 target.
thanks for reading, Robert