The more Griffeys I amass, the higher the cost of the ones I need; and I've been really embracing the set collector in me as the average cost of new Griffeys has been slowly climbing. I've even gone ahead and added a whole page of set needs as you can see above (shameless plug), and it has not gone unnoticed. Repack-master Doug of the always excellent Sportscards from the Dollar Store sent me the last seven cards I needed to complete my master set of 1991 Studio:
When I say "master set," I think I mean every single gettable card of any type for this set. That's what I always kind of assumed that meant. There are no more base cards nor promos that aren't represented in the binder - they're all there! It's my first and possibly my last "master set."
Doug also acknowledged a few of my lesser-known wants such as T.J.'s and a Clutterbuck! I never get these!
Not to mention a few from my actual favorite hockey player, T.J. Oshie. There aren't many New Orleanians who can claim they know a single hockey player name let alone have a favorite, but Mr Oshie's been my guy since I saw him in a game against the Blue Jackets a few years back (before the Olympics that helped make him more famous). I'm still on the hunt for a jersey....
Doug also included a pair of New Orleans players, the first being Mr. Colston here...
...and the second being this lovely Pistol Pete parallel #/60! Pete remains the PC that is least acknowledged by other bloggers. I suppose he just doesn't have that many cards, and not many baseball guys collect basketball. So when one of these comes in the mail I get all fuzzy.
Thanks for the amazing trade package, Doug! I've got some Delgado and Mookie love coming your way soon enough!