2005 Topps Draft:
the post was dated September 3, 2010! I grabbed a 24 pack box on eBay for around $25 as my second attempt towards completing the set, but despite not pulling any dupes, I added only 28 to my original haul (from a box I grabbed quite a while ago).
As of the start of this month I still needed 31 cards from the 165-card set, including 18 rookies. Thanks to Sportlots I grabbed them all, including the nine you see highlighted above. I decided to show off "new" Raider Moss, a Bill for Doug, a Hokie for Adam, and a pair of Mountaineers for Matt. I also included a few other guys most people would know in Campbell, Williams, Orton, and White. It sure is nice to have this set completed nine years after it came out!
|Bo knows he deserves his own scan|
Because I showed all 40 cards I pulled from the box, I figured it would make sense to post the remaining 10 in lieu of showing the whole set at once. The real highlight here is Bo Jackson, who earned the right to be the card I highlighted with the remaining nine filling one scan page, mainly because he was awesome. No disrespect meant to guys like Marino and Moon, though!
2013 Upper Deck:
a couple rack packs I picked up with my brother while visiting Milwaukee (and attending a Brewers game). I followed that up with a hobby box at a show this April, and that allowed me to complete the veteran group, cards #1-50, which I don't always work on since the rookies are usually more obtainable in rack packs by themselves. I also fell 27 rookies short of the Star Rookies cards, #s 51-150, since I scored just 40 from the box, with others coming from the racks.
Happily, I was able to find all 27 cards on Sportlots, and without breaking the bank too. I scanned a few highlights, including another Hokie (Davis) and Mountaineer (Geno "Interception McGee" Smith), some great photos (Rhodes, Webb, Swearinger, Hopkins, and Mauti), and a hilarious name: "Trevardo."
All of those purchases put the kibosh on my football set wantlists entirely, which is a great feeling. I'm really not used to being in a position where I'm building some sets, and right now the only one I'm working on at all is the 2002 Fall Classics HOF Plaques on my baseball wants page. I'm sure this won't be the end of my football set collecting, though, especially as I find some fun UD products to pursue.
I hope you guys enjoyed some cool scans and seeing me get something done. As for me, I'm off to file these away with their respective sets and put triumphant check marks on the boxes!