Monday, October 15, 2012

COMC haul #1: You COMComplete Me

Before I get to the meat of my package (ok, really, there's got to be a better way to phrase that) from COMC, I want to get these out of the way, though they're exciting in their own right:  these are the baseball and football set wantlist cards I picked up due to COMC being the best (or sometimes only) price for each.

  • 2001 Fleer Tradition:  1 card, completes the set
  • 2001 Stadium Club:  4 cards, cuts wantlist down to 5
  • 2002 Bowman:  2 cards, cuts wantlist down to 1
  • 2003 Topps Total Team Checklists:  3 cards, completes the set
  • 2004 Leaf Second Edition:  1 card, cuts wantlist down to 2
  • 2004 Topps Traded (set 1):  2 cards, completes the set
  • 2005 Topps Chrome:  2 cards, completes the set
  • 2008 Topps Co-Signers:  2 cards, completes the set
  • 2009 Bowman Prospects:  1 card, completes the set
As you can see, this was extremely productive for me; I completed six sets and whittled three more down to five or fewer.  I'd actually thought that I'd completed 2002 Bowman but I missed a card, so I'll pick that up elsewhere.  What's important is that I picked up a few cards that were somewhat pricier elsewhere due to these being older, SPed, RCs or stars, but I managed to haul these in for very little.  I really can't believe how much progress I've made towards my baseball set wantlists since I started blogging.  Hats off to undisputed playoff (and life) failure Alex Rodriguez for being part of two completed sets today! 

  • 2009 Bowman Draft:  1 card, completes the set
  • 2010 Press Pass PE:  4 cards, completes the set
My football wantlists are also looking much better lately, and they'll get another boost in the form of these two completed sets.  I bought a box of 2009 Bowman Draft football when it came out and enjoyed it very much thanks to a nice design and college uni photos.  Now I can say I finally completed that set thanks to A-Rod's fellow New York flop, Mark Sanchez.  I'm even happy to to have 2010 Press Pass Portrait Edition done since I bought that buttload of packs at Meijer and still hadn't managed to complete a set.  Now that it's put to bed I'll try to remember to stay away from hard-to-get-rid-of retail products like that.

All told, that's eight completed sets and three more that are tantalizingly close.  And better yet, there's plenty more to show off soon!


  1. It must feel great to finish off that many sets in one package, Congrats!

    1. Thanks! You know it--I'm really happy with all the progress I've made on those lists, and it makes it that much more of a motivation to complete the rest.

  2. I saw about 20 packs worth of 2002 Topps Total for a buck a piece at the show I went to this weekend. I almost bought them, and I wish I did since you still need so many.

    1. That's cool, but I'm glad you didn't since that's $20 you didn't throw away on a chance of possibly pulling cards I needed. Honestly, I can pick up more via Sportlots and elsewhere eventually, but it's not high on my list of priorities, and you already put a huge, huge dent in the large number I need. Thanks for looking!

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    1. Thanks! This was the result of looking at some prices on Sportlots, such as those of the Mark Sanchez and David Freese, and going "Uhhhhh, NO," and then finding them generally for under $1 on COMC, even with the shipping taken into account. COMC isn't exactly my go-to place for harder-to-find set-fillers, but for these it worked perfectly!