It looks like the next Duchscherer mailday will come a lot sooner than I originally expected!  I received a reply email from an individual who specializes in minor league singles.  I originally sent him a list of the five total Duchscherer minor league cards that I had not yet acquired.  He informed me that he has four (4!) of the Duchscherer minor league cards that I need for my collection!  He did tell me, though, that one of the cards is "damaged", so I am receiving that card for free.  I did not inquire into the extent of the "damage", but I can always attempt to replace the card at a later date if it is in very poor condition.  Just having the card in the collection is enough for me at this juncture.  I asked him not to tell me which four cards he was sending, so it would be a surprise (ha!).

I do not know if I will continue to get as lucky as I have been lately in acquiring cards for my Duchscherer collection, but I also believe that the groundwork I have been putting in (contacts with dealers, collectors, websites, etc.) has paid off and will continue to pay off.  I still have a couple irons in the fire, so I'm hopeful that a few more maildays will be in the near future.  I've taken a bit of a breather from the heavy duty searching as I have exhausted most online outlets.  For the time being, I am cutting back the searches to just the main avenues: eBay, Beckett, COMC, sportlots, sportsbuy, etc.  It only takes 15-20 minutes a night to see if anything new has popped up on those sites.


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