I cannot believe it has been two full months since I last updated this website and blog.  I have been incredibly busy with work, my daughter's first birthday, and my family's impending move to a new home in San Jose.  Despite all that, I have still been checking once a day for any new Justin Duchscherer cards that may surface.  Fortunately, I have been able to pick up a number of new cards, not only of Justin Duchscherer, but also Hank Gathers, Rickey Henderson, and 1951 Bowman cards for my raw set!

Starting with the Justin Duchscherer pickups, I was able to knock off one of the remaining cards on my non-1/1 list --- the 2009 Allen & Ginter NNO /50!  You can view it here.  On top of that, I was able to add two 1/1s and an error card!.  I picked up the 2009 Topps In The Name "S", which you can view here.  I picked up a 2005 Topps Yellow Printing Plate, which you can see here.  I also picked up a 2006 Upper Deck Monte Irvin Error card with Justin Duchscherer's name stamped at the bottom as seen here.  I am so pleased with these finds!  On top of that, I decided to pick up Justin Duchscherer's Start-O-Matic cards from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008.  I decided to count them as part of the non-1/1 list, and my total is now at 210/225 (93.33%).  Here is the 2004 Front and Back, the 2005 Front and Back, the 2006 Front and Back, and the 2008 Front and Back.  It is incredible how close I am to completing the non-1/1 set.  However, the last 15 cards could be a long time coming.

In order to keep my Justin Duchscherer collection feeling fresh, I have decided to start picking up duplicate copies of cards with a print run of 60 or less.  I have picked up about a dozen of these cards, including several 2009 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractos /25, and some 2002 Donruss Elite die-cuts.  Looking for these cards has really kept me going strong on this collection, and it keeps it fun.  At some point, I may expand the duplicate list, but I am enjoying it for now.

My brother surprised me for my birthday awhile back with some 1951 Bowman raw cards!  You can see them here and here.  I am now up to 90/324 on my 1951 Bowman raw set.  Those cards look amazing in the binder.  I am pushing along slow and steady with that set, as it will be a very long-term project for me.  I also picked up a 1995 Topps Rickey Henderson PSA 9 for my Rickey Henderson Topps PSA base set.  You can see it here.  I am down to just 2000 and 2002 in that particular set.  I also grabbed a couple Millhouse Mini Hank Gathers cards.  You can see them here and here.  They are not official cards, but I enjoy grabbing them nonetheless.  Hank Gathers has no "official" cards, so I'll pick up some unlicensed cards of his when they pop up.  All in all, an incredible two months for my collects!
 


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