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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Joy of a Completed Set - 2008 Masterpieces Baseball Blue /125

Finally, finally it is done.

As always, some background. I started out by busting boxes in December of 2008 when they got cheap, probably 2 cases or so by now. I realized that the parallels were pretty tough to pull. The blues fall about 7 per case. That means that it takes 17+ cases minimum to put this set together. Anyway, I started the great Masterpieces project some months back and by that time had been buying lots of blues not fully appreciating the rarity. For those people that busted 2+ cases I was buying lots of 8-14 off of them. I noticed that Longo, Ripken and others were going for a ton and hoped I would just eventually pull them.

Realizing that the lots were drying up, I moved to buying singles for $2-$7 each and kept getting closer and closer to the set. Eventually I realized how much I was spending and couldn't buy every last one of them. That's when Duane of Democratic Roadkill and I started working together. I would buy tons of single and we would trade back and forth. Eventually I got down to the last few. I scoured ebay, comc, sportlots, sportsbuy, Beckett and every site I could think of.

I ended up where all I had to find were Derek Lee and Freddie Sanchez. A week or two ago Sanchez popped up and then finally the Lee last week. The rest of the cards arrived today. I couldn't have completed this set without Duane and his diligence. Without futher ado


      



       






Masterpieces Wantlist
Black
Complete

Red /199
Complete

Blue /150 need 2 of 86
46 - Joe Montana
88 - Walter Payton

Brown /99 need 2 of 86
34 - Franco Harris
42 - Jamaal Charles

Green /75 need 11 of 105
3 - David Tyree
5 - Barry Sanders
8 - Brett Favre
19 - Desmond Howard
20 - Devin Hester
43 - Jim Brown
46 - Joe Montana
88 - Walter Payton
105 - Felix Jones
106 - Darren McFadden
107 - Desean Jackson

Light Blue /50 need 40
2,4,9,10,13,16,18,19,24,32,33,34,37,38,39,42,44,48,50,53,58,60,62,64,69,76,78,79,80,83,86,88,91,93,96,97,102,104,107,110

green /50 need 47
1,2,3,5,7,10,12,15,16,21,25,37,38,39,42,44,45,46,48,49,50,52,54,59,63,65,68,70,71,75,76,78,80,81,88,91,93,95,96,97,99,101,103,108,109,110

2008 Masterpieces Baseball Color Parallel Want list
Checklist SP checklist

Black
Complete

Red
Complete

Blue /125
Complete

Brown /100 114 of 120
10 - Nick Markakis
80 - Tim Lincecum
94 - Ryne Sandberg
98 - Johnny Bench
102 - Nolan Ryan
103 - Jack Morris

Green /75 105 of 120
3 - Randy Johnson
4 - Chipper Jones
19 - Ryne Sandberg
29 - Troy T
52 - Ken Griffey
54 - David Wright
56 - Jose Reyes
62 - Arod
66- r cano
67 - Eric Chavez
69 - Chase Utley
79 - Russell Martin
81 - IChiro
92 - Cal Ripken
101 - Cal Ripken
102 - Nolan Ryan
106 - Don Mattingly

Blue /50
2,3,4,7,8,11,12,16,19,23,31,32,37,39,40,41,45,46,48,49,52,54,55,56,58,59,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,70,71,73,77,83,88,92,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,102,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,114,115,118,119,120

2007 Masterpieces Baseball
Green Linen
Complete

Green Windsor
Complete

Serious Black /99
1,2,10,12,17,22,24,25,26,29,30,31,35,37,38,39,40,42,44,45,46,49,53,55,58,65,67,68,72,82,85,88

Black Linen /99
2,6,8,9,10,17,26,30,35,37,38,42,45,46,50,53,58,61,64,65,70,71,72,80,82,85,86,89,90

Blue Linen /75
1,2,6,10,12,15,17,25,30,31,32,39,40,41,42,43,45,46,47,52,53,55,59,68,69,72,76,77,82,83,86,87

Pinot /75
1,8,14,17,20,22,26,27,29,30,33,36,38,41,42,43,45,46,47,48,49,53,54,55,58,68,71,72,76,78,80,82

Hades /50
1,6,8,10,12,13,16,17,19,20,22,24,25,26,27,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,40,42,43,45, 46,47,49,52,53,54,55,56,61,62,65,69,74,75,76,77,78,82,85,87,89

Blue Steel /50
2,5,8,10,11,12,14,16,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,26,29,30,31,32,33,35,36,38,39,40,42,43,45,46,49,50,52,53,54,55,58,61,62,65,69,70,71,72,73,79,82,83,84,86,87,88

Rusted /50
1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11,13,15,17,19,222,23,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,34,38,39,40,42,44,46,49,52,53,54,55,56,59,62,67,68,69,70,72,74,76,77,80,82,83,84,86,87,88,89

1 comment:

Fuji said...

wow... simply amazing... congratulations on completing the blue parallel set & best of luck on the other sets.