I got home from work today and found two bubble-wrap envelopes waiting for me on the kitchen table.  I always get excited to see that cards have arrived.  The two envelopes contained the 2009 Bowman Red Unnumbered Parallel and the 2009 Topps Silk /50!  I scanned them in and uploaded the images to the website.  I was a little surprised that the Topps Silk card is a small piece of silk that sits unsecured within the card.  It's like looking into a window and watching it shift around.  Kind of cool, actually.

The arrival of those two cards bring my total up to 184 out of 221 non-1/1 Justin Duchscherer cards.  I have two more non-1/1's that should arrive in the next couple days.  However, the maildays will be few and far between from here on out.  There aren't many cards left on my list (35 total after the two in the mail arrive), and most are numbered to 10 or less.  It's getting to be tough sledding as far as tracking down a lot of the remaining cards.

I have made contact with several other individuals regarding rare Duchscherer cards.  Through different search engines, I have found some eBay buyers of rare Duchscherer cards as far back as 2008.  However, most of my messages go unanswered.  Most of those cards are 1/1's because those pop up most often in the Google search.  While they would make awesome additions to the collection, they don't bring me closer to my goal of collecting every non-1/1.

I have made one very interesting connection that I hope turns out to be a fruitful deal/relationship, but I'll have to wait and see how that develops.  From here on out, I'm going to need to stay vigilant and get lucky to pick off the remaining cards on my list.


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