In an amazing attempt at segue to discuss my 2009 Heritage set’s progress, with the Garza card shown here… Thanks to 4 awesome bloggers and some help from Frank from Ryan’s Sportscards, my local hobby shop, my ’09 set is 72% complete. The base card portion is getting close, but I am still 60 cards away on the short prints. After spending over $1,000.00 in each of the last two years on Heritage cards and still not finishing the sets, I decided this year I would purchase no more than 65 packs (about $200.) and call for help from the blogging community. Quite a few of you have answered the call. Most recently help has come from Adam of Thoughts and Sox, Justin from Is This a Wasteland? No its Tampa Bay Sports (awesome blog title by the way!), Chris from Nachos Grande and my buddy Ed from Roll out the Barrel. Four fine blogs, four very helpful bloggers. Like I said, with their help, I am 72 percent of the way there. What else do I need? Well, I am glad you asked, the list is right here: 35,38,74,79,91,96,102,105,106,111,127,128,131,154,155,156,162,172,193,198,206,207,208,212,
481,482,483,484,485,486,487, 488,489,491,492,493,494,496,497,499 and 500.
(this list has been updated, 7/13/09)
I know everybody is completely obsessed with Allen & Ginter right about now, but if there are any other Heritage collectors out there, please help a blogger out! The goal is to finish the set before the 2009 World Series. I have a couple hundred doubles to trade and I still have thousands of the last 2 years. I have a few chromes and refractors, too. My pack count is at 46, so I can still pick up a few more, but I see myself making too big a dent in it alone. My email addy is bacontowne at yahoooooo, so drop me a line please!
Go Rays!!! Troll out.
1.Oh, I never got to recap Jeff Nieman’s amazing performance the other night. He pitched his second shutout of the year (tying him with Zack Greinke for League lead), raising his record to 8-4 with a 3.73 ERA. Not too shabby for a number 5 starter who barely made the rotation.
2. Also, hats off to Dallas Braden, way too good a pitcher for a losing record, 7-7 looks better than 6-7.
3. All my Heritage wantlists can be viewed at http://www.collectivetroll.webs.com/