Well, that was quick! In the last 24 hours, I was able to negotiate deals with two individuals for two Justin Duchscherer cards on my want list: 1) 2004 SP Authentic USA Signatures /50, and 2) 2007 Sacramento River Cats MultiAd #11. The 2007 Sacramento River Cats team set was actually rather hard to find, though one just popped up on eBay in addition to the set I will receive. The dealer, though, won't have the set in for 10-14 days, so I'll have to be patient. I am very excited about the 2004 SP Authentic USA Signatures /50 because it will complete my entire Justin Duchscherer 2004 Team USA print run. Plus, he has an awesome signature, so any card with his autograph will look very cool.
I'm excited to get these two new additions in hand. That would bring my total to 193/221 (87.33%). My goal is to get to 90% by next summer (2012), but, of course, that all depends on how many cards pop up. At this point, I have virtually exhausted the online searches. It is nice to know, though, that continually updating my want lists on the various card forums is paying off. You never know who could be checking in one day, so I just stay diligent. I'd really like a few more 1/1's to hit the grid, but I can't imagine anything showing up before baseball season. Hopefully, Duchscherer signs a free agent deal over the winter, stays healthy, and gets back to his old form.