Well, my man Richard came through on the trade!  Four Duchscherer cards arrived in the mail.  2008 Topps Update Black, 2009 Topps Black, and my first two printing plates - 2009 Bowman Magenta 1/1 and 2009 Topps Yellow 1/1!  All four cards (I guess printing plates aren't really "cards", but we'll go with it) were scanned in and uploaded to the website.  It's nice to finally have a couple printing plates in the personal collection.  They're definitely not as cool as a 1/1 card, but they are unique and an awesome addition.

Unfortunately, the maildays could be few and far between at this point.  But, that is the point of having long-term collection goals.  I am up to 186/221 (84.16%) of non-1/1 cards.  Only 35 more Duchscherer cards to go!  I can't believe how far my collection has progressed since April.  I have probably acquired upwards of 150 different Duchscherer cards in that timeframe.  Perhaps I'm naive (or overly optimistic), but I believe that I will complete this collection one day.  I still have a decent number of cards left that are numbered to 25 or greater (22 out of 35, by my quick count), so I expect those to pop up here and there.  I think the hardest cards to come across will be the 2002 Chicago National cards.  Duchscherer had several of those cards numbered to 5 or less, but it's been close to 10 years since they were released and the odds of them popping up are rather slim.

I still haven't received any responses to my latest round of inquiries.  Of course, most of these inquiries are just sent blindly to individuals who bought some Duchscherer cards a few years ago, so the odds of success are low.  However, I have been able to snatch up a dozen or so cards by finding old buyers and shooting them a quick note asking if they still have the card they purchased a few years back.  Of course, I end up paying a premium for these offline transactions, but it is worth it.  My Duchscherer collection will never be traded away or sold, so the price is not the end all be all.

I am on a bit of budget these days, but my collection is branching out a bit now that the Duchscherer cards are drying up.  I am working on a Pete Maravich collection, and I was able to sell off some cards to purchase his 1970 Topps #123 RC graded PSA 8!  It's one of my favorite cards and I am very excited to add it to my collection.  You can take a peek at it here.  Well, time to find some more long lost Duchscherer cards!
 


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Chris
11/05/2011 06:23

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11/05/2011 06:23

Nice looking site and collection!

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11/06/2011 20:41

I appreciate the post, Chris! Although, I have to admit that my site pales in comparison to your amazing Roy Oswalt site. Awesome collection you have there!

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