God I've been a Topps whore this year. (you know I really should have reread my part 1).
Anyways I'm just here to bitch a little before I settle down to a long day of putting GIS maps together for my field work.
I'm not afraid to admit I've put together a Topps Baseball set almost every year since 1987 when I first got into baseball card collecting. With the exception of 2007 when boxes of Series 1 went thought the roof for the crappy Jeter, Mantle, Bush card, that wasn't even short printed. But I digress.
So it's no surprise to me that I am going to put together a 2010 set. And as it's been going I have been buying 2 jumbos to do that and usually get close to 2 sets so I've been putting together 2 sets since I can. But with no other Baseball products besides UD's two pre lawsuit contributions i've been jonesing for Series 2 and what do I do but deside to try Heritage and Chicle and dabble in Finest. Jeez. For a set builder that was a terrible idea. I had bought a blaster to compete in Dayf's Blaster fantasy league and then thought why not so I bought a hobby box and then prices went through the roof for the stuff so I started buying all the blasters from wally world ,target and fred meyer's. So now I have a ton of extras and I still don't even have the base set let alone close to the SP's to finish the set. Same thing with Chicle. I bought 2 boxes cuz they were on sale at trade night and I didn't even get a base set done out of that. I might have to swear off any set that has high number SP's. And to be honest I would probably stop if I had completed the base sets too. I don't know why I wasted all that money on sets I really don't care about and will never get my money back through. Ah well. Series 2 is here and now I have something to waste my money on again. I haven't collated my first jumbo box to see how close I got to a set but it is Memorial Day weekend and I have to start packing for my field season.
So my new manifesto rules is stop the INSANITY. no more heritage or Chicle set collecting. I will pack dabble.
The one nice thing is that my Robin Yount collection should be increasing by about 10 cards this year with new 2010 issues. And I see Rollie Fingers has a small showing with a manupatch hat relic, and Reggie Jackson has some more cards. So as a player collector I'm happy that there's some stuff there. I know a lot of player collectors seem to hate when new stuff from old players comes out but I'm actually happy to have something to hunt. And Yount's had more cards produced of him after he went into the HOF then when he was an active player. And his stock is going up it's hard to get his cards cheap anymore. Luckily Rollie's stuff is still really affordable. Sorry no pictures today. Just good old fashion rambling.