Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday fun: last call

"Sunday fun" is a bit of a misnomer today, but this is something I've needed to do for a while.  You see this here box?:
This box currently contains all my dupes from over the years that I've hung onto and kept sorted by set in case someone needed them to hack away at their wantlists.  What I'm using it for more often right now is to supplement trade packages--each time I send out stuff from someone's favorite team, I make sure to flip through this box in case I have more team base cards to add to their haul.  It's a nice source for doing something like that, but I've been wanting to consolidate and get rid of a lot of my non-essential stuff.

So, in a lot of cases I don't have all that many cards left when it comes to some of these sets.  When I finally decide to do so, I'm just going to sort what's left of those into my box that's full of trade package material sorted by team.  But I figure while I have these sorted as they are, I should see how much they can help some of you.  So here's the deal:  I'm going to list all the sets I have in that box, and if you're working on one or more of them, leave me a comment or shoot me an email with your wantlist for however many of them you'd like.  I'll then send you whatever I have that you need in return for future considerations; remember, I'm doing this to clear space above all (though I'm happy to help people with set collecting, one of the purest activities of the hobby) so if I never see a return on doing this other than freeing up space, I still come out ahead.  Got all that?  Good, now here's the list:
Note:  few refers to an eyeball estimate of less than 100 or a relatively small amount relative to the size of the set.  Lots refers to more than that.  Tons refers to way more than lots.  Vague, I know, but this is just to give you an idea of what to expect, not to discourage you from sending your lists.

  • 2000 Stadium Club (few)
  • 2000 Topps (lots)
  • 2002 Bowman (few)
  • 2004 Bowman (lots)
  • 2004 Topps Chrome Traded (lots)
  • 2004 Topps Traded (lots)
  • 2005 Donruss (some)
  • 2005 Topps Chrome (lots)
  • 2006 Topps (tons)
  • 2007 Topps (tons)
  • 2008 Donruss EEE
  • 2008 Topps (few)
  • 2008 Topps Co-Signers (few)
  • 2008 UD Heroes (some)
  • 2009 Bowman, Prospects, WBC and Chrome versions (lots)
  • 2009 Topps (few)
  • 2010 Bowman, Prospects and Chrome (few)
  • 2010 Bowman Draft (few)
  • 2010 Topps (few)
  • 2010 Topps Traded (few)
  • 2011 Bowman, Prospects and Chrome (few)

So help yourself while helping me out and take a bunch of these off my hands as you work to fill your sets!


  1. 2009 Bowman, Prospects, WBC and Chrome versions (lots) would like them:)

  2. I'm not working on any of those sets, but what a cool idea... I might do this myself.

    1. Thanks--I'm really hoping to get rid of stuff I don't need! I'll keep an eye out on your blog in case you do this too.

  3. I'll take all of the 2010 Bowman Chrome and 2011 Bowman Chrome cards you have including the prospects. I think I can hit a few of your set needs.

    1. Sounds like a deal to me. If you have stuff from my lists that's great, but if not, don't worry about it. I also have a bit of an Orioles team stack going, would you like those as well? Also, I'll need your address.