Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Green Machine

 Staying true to my word at the beginning of 2021, I'm steadily working on finishing up the Next 10 sets.  4 are already complete and last weekend I decided on the 5th that is going to be completed.

Thats the 2019 Gypsy Queen Green parallel set.

I didn't think for one minute when I started this set back in 2019 that it would get done, or at least close to being done, this quickly.  My Sportlots order last weekend got me down to just 4 remaining cards.

Found 3 of the 4 on eBay, one of them still on the way here (Gerrit Cole), which left me with just one card remaining.   A Blue Jay no less, Ken Giles.  I found him last night on the bay for under a buck and combined that with a few other cards to take advantage of the one price shipping from Burbank Sportscards and this set should be done by this time next weekend.

I do plan to show it off in its entirety on the blog when I get everything in; 33 pages of scans isn't going to be too bad.

One of the 5 remaining sets on the Next 10 project, the 02-03 UD Vintage set, appears to be a tough nut to crack.  A good portion of the remaining cards are short printed star cards which have been a bit tough to find.  I have one card coming in by dog sled from Canada, but the others are going to have to wait for a bit.  2018-19 OPC hockey seems to be calling my name...

Enjoy the hobby!



  1. I have a couple of these from a blaster my wife bought me for Easter that year. I'll check and see if I have any you need.

    How long do Sportlots orders usually take to ship?

    1. With Sportlots, it depends on the seller. I had good luck with my last order, all of the sellers I used had the cards I ordered to me within a week.

      Don't worry about the GQ Green, I have the last one on the way to me now Chris. Thank you though!

  2. Ooh, congratulations! One doesn't see completed parallel sets on the blogs very often.

  3. Nice! Can't wait to see the whole set!