The Justin Duchscherer 2005 SPx Jersey Spectrum /99 arrived today!  You can view it here.  That brings my total to 204/221 non-1/1 Justin Duchscherer cards (92.31%).  I only have 17 cards left to complete the entire set.  You can view my "Need List" on the home page of this website.  I love the "free listing" days on eBay because sellers just throw all their old cards on the site, and I usually find one that I need for my collection.  It could be tough sledding from here on out, though.  After receiving that amazing lot from Justin Duchscherer's father, I can see how hard it will be to pick up some of the older cards serial-numbered to 10 or less.  Luckily, so far, every time I thought I hit a wall, another card I need pops up.  It may take years to complete this set, if ever, but it has been so much fun putting it together.

I also received the complete 2011 Topps Series 2 set (#331-660) today.  I will start moving those cards into a binder shortly.  After all the cards i have acquired since this past December, I am on a tighter card budget going forward.  That's why the sets will come in handy.  I love the look of the cards in the binders, and I can spend many hours sorting and doing an inventory of low-end base cards that are very inexpensive.  I am looking to add a few cards to a couple other set collections this month, including a small lot of 1951 Bowman cards.  I figure I need to start saving now for the big Tri-Star card show in San Francisco in April.  Tons of dealers and tons of buying opportunities! 


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