Unfortunately, the maildays could be few and far between at this point. But, that is the point of having long-term collection goals. I am up to 186/221 (84.16%) of non-1/1 cards. Only 35 more Duchscherer cards to go! I can't believe how far my collection has progressed since April. I have probably acquired upwards of 150 different Duchscherer cards in that timeframe. Perhaps I'm naive (or overly optimistic), but I believe that I will complete this collection one day. I still have a decent number of cards left that are numbered to 25 or greater (22 out of 35, by my quick count), so I expect those to pop up here and there. I think the hardest cards to come across will be the 2002 Chicago National cards. Duchscherer had several of those cards numbered to 5 or less, but it's been close to 10 years since they were released and the odds of them popping up are rather slim.
I still haven't received any responses to my latest round of inquiries. Of course, most of these inquiries are just sent blindly to individuals who bought some Duchscherer cards a few years ago, so the odds of success are low. However, I have been able to snatch up a dozen or so cards by finding old buyers and shooting them a quick note asking if they still have the card they purchased a few years back. Of course, I end up paying a premium for these offline transactions, but it is worth it. My Duchscherer collection will never be traded away or sold, so the price is not the end all be all.
I am on a bit of budget these days, but my collection is branching out a bit now that the Duchscherer cards are drying up. I am working on a Pete Maravich collection, and I was able to sell off some cards to purchase his 1970 Topps #123 RC graded PSA 8! It's one of my favorite cards and I am very excited to add it to my collection. You can take a peek at it here. Well, time to find some more long lost Duchscherer cards!