So, I figured I'd give a little look behind the scenes on the process I'm using for the Expos Frankenset..
So when I started the Million Expos project (and let's face it, the Frankenset is tied to it...) I started entering everything into a spreadsheet using OpenOffice.
So I made a spreadsheet using Year, Company, Card Number, Player, Set, Team, Canadian, Duplicate
as the headings..
So for example, if I had 5 1990 Topps Larry Walker, I'd have one in the Set, One in the Team Binder, One in the Canadians, and Two in the Duplicates..
I did it this way to make it easier to remember where my Expos cards were.. I'm thinking about experimenting with the Collections features on the TCDB now, but I won't be entering the Million Expos Project cards into there..
For the Frankenset, I've been using the find feature on the spreadsheet to see if I have a card with that number. If I do, I see what cards I have with it and decide what one I'd like to use. If I don't, my next step is to go to the Trading Card Database
So there's the "Team" collection page. In there is Filters..
So for my purposes, I'm looking for card numbers.. I use the card number pull down tab and scroll to the number I want and click Apply. If there's cards with that number fitting the search (Montreal Expos, Card Number) they will show up.
So far, I've come across four numbers without cards listed for them.
This brings me to another question..
What would you do in that situation? Would you consider it cheating to fill those holes with say, Fleer Stickers, or Upper Deck Hologram Cards, or other "NNO" cards?
Would you leave them empty? I mean for the most part those doing Frankensets can because the team still exists and has cards being produced.. My team... Not so much...
So what would you do? Would you fill those holes with NNO cards or would you leave them empty, forever knowing you'll never get actual cards for those spots?
Speaking of my Million Expos Project....
I wanted to update with new numbers for my current total.
11512 cards to date!
So let me know what you'd do with the issue I mentioned..