A couple days ago, I received in the mail the Justin Duchscherer 2009 Allen & Ginter Mini Bazooka Back /25 that I won on eBay!  You can see a scan of the back here.  I can't believe how lucky it was that this card surfaced so shortly after my previous Duchscherer mailday.  The Ginter Bazooka Back brings my total to 205/221 non-1/1 Justin Duchscherer cards (92.76%).  I only have 16 cards remaining.  My 2012 goal was to get to 90% by the summer of 2012.  I have blown right through that benchmark, and I'll set my sights on getting to 95% (210/221) by the end of this summer.  That would be about one new card a month.  It seems like a tall task at this time, but my diligence has paid off so far with far more maildays than I originally anticipated.

Aside from my Justin Duchscherer collection, I have had a blast moving my 2011 sets into binders.  It is sort of like seeing all those cards for the first time, again.  I am trying to save some money for the TriStar show in April, so I busy myself with sorting cards to keep myself from buying more cards.  I did make a small COMC purchase, though.  I picked up ten more base cards for my 2011 Topps Tier One set, and I picked up five more cards for my 2011 Topps Heritage set.  The plan is to keep chipping away at those sets at the rate of a few cards each month, and, by the end of 2012, I should have both sets completed.  I will probably back burner a few of my player collections (Rickey Henderson and Pete Maravich, specifically) in order to save up for the TriStar show.  Of course, if certain Justin Duchscherer cards pop up, I may have to dip into that budget a little early ;)


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