Saturday, July 13, 2013

The return of You Complete Me! Part 2: a big Score

Today's package actually came at least a week before I was even considering the return of YCM and picking things up on COMC and SportLots.  You all know that I bought a nice number of 2013 Score football racks plus a hobby jumbo, and I decided that I wasn't going to make any further progress with packs at this point.  Still, I was in need of a LOT of the short-printed rookies.

Enter eBay.  For about $33 delivered I nabbed a lot of 99 different rookies, which was huge since there's 110 overall.  Granted, I already had some of these, but the purchase still paid off handsomely, as you'll see shortly:

Package #1 (eBay):
Out of the 99 I needed 73, which was still most definitely worth the money.  Since I didn't feel like scanning that many, I decided to show some of the higher-profile players, or guys with interesting names (hey, I mean Slay is a Lion, how good could he be?).  This group includes five first-rounders and a couple QBs, including the vastly overrated Geno Smith.  It also features a pair of stud RBs that were chosen lower than they were expected to go before the 2012-13 college season kicked off.

Oh yeah, there was another pretty significant card in the bunch, which ended up being my favorite:
This is my first ever Denard Robinson card, and I'll have you know that I'm duly excited.  I'm also happy to have a college shot of him, even though there's no iconic winged helmet to cement the deal.  It's certainly going to be strange seeing him playing for Jacksonville, a team with much different colors, but I think Shoelace will make the rest of the league look ridiculous for choosing him so low.

Just as significantly, my wantlist went from this,
to this:
I now need just six of the rookies!  By the way, if anyone else is working on this set, not only do I have a nice number of base for trade, I also have a pretty good cache of the rookies now, so please send me your wantlists.

# of cards:  73
# of sets added to:  1
# of sets completed:  0

Stats for the day:
  • Packages:  1
  • Total cards:  73
  • Sets added to:  1
  • Sets completed:  0

Total You Complete Me stats:
  • Packages:  2
  • Total cards:  76
  • Sets added to:  2
  • Sets completed:  1
I'll be back earlyish this week with another SportLots package that arrived on Friday, which ended up being a large one.  Tomorrow you'll be treated to a trade post with some very timely content!


  1. Dennis -

    I have the following that you are looking for:

    34, 56, 68, 75, 125, 134, 160, 163, 169, 170, 189, 238, 239, 242, 246, 248, 250, 251, 290, 304, 315, 318, and 324.

    I bought a second blaster that was almost identical to the first one I bought so I have dupes on over 90% of my base and would love to trade for some cards I actually need My want list is on my blog.


    1. I'm looking at your list right now. You list some needs as "...30, 31, 32, 22, 35, 36...." Do you need #33 or 34? I'll get you the rest of the list shortly, just let me know!