Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ringing in the New Year

Today is the final day of 2015. I'm rather glad it's over.

On the bright side, I received a package in the mail today filling some of the missing cards in my 1992 Donruss set.


I love the Diamond Kings cards. Absolutely love them. I preferred when they were part of the base set, but this was also the first year they were designed differently than the base set. 

Here I got three. Two I never had before. I'm sure I had the Bagwell at one time before I had a bunch of these cards turn into a brick.. 

Some of the base cards I was missing. I have a love/hate relationship with checklist cards. Some of them were bland like this one. Others were nice because they had an image on them. There are a couple sets I'm a couple cards short of being complete because I got rid of the checklist cards when I was younger. 

Of course, a couple cards lead me into a debate with myself. On the sets I'm collecting, do I want to get duplicates of certain cards to put into my other binders.. For example: The Grissom would go into my Expos binder if I wasn't collecting the 1992 set. The Kevin Reimer would go into my Canadian binder. 

So, fellow bloggers/readers/collectors... Do you get duplicates in this situation in order to have it in the set plus in a place to show, or do you get the one and know you have it in the set? Or do you collect the set and separate the cards for binders? 


4 comments:

  1. Once I go for completing a set, I do tend to look for a duplicate to sit outside of the completed set and be included in my Jays binders. If I am not going for the complete set, obviously the cards are in my Jays binders until that changes.

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    1. On a completely unrelated note - Happy New Year!

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    2. That's the way I'm leaning...

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  2. It kind of depends. If I have the complete set, I do prefer to display at least one team from it in the yearly binder. But for a frankenset, I'll only use duplicates.

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