I completed my Topps 2010 set yesterday. But I don't feel like writing about it.
OK, if you insist, I'll write it about it a little. The card is the Dan Runzler item featured here. It was sent to me by madding of Cards on Cards. He read that I needed a stinkin' Giant to fill the set, felt understandable compassion, and shipped it off.
So the set is complete. Next, I need to find a binder ... and pages ... and a place ... to put the binder ... I'll stop writing ... with ellipses ... now.
So, why don't I feel like celebrating the completion of a set? Isn't that a monumental moment in a collector's life?
Yep, it is, usually.
I don't know. Just not in the mood, I guess. I got tired of 2010 Topps after awhile (you people who are collecting Topps football, how is that design not putting you in a coma?). I think I'm a little burnt out on set-collecting. Although I do still consider myself a set-collector.
I'm also starting to understand why player collectors do what they do. With player-collecting, you can get a variety of different-looking cards and not get overloaded by the sameness of everything.
That doesn't mean I'm going to go the player-collector route full-time. That's not me. I think team collecting can fill the need for me to have many different-looking cards.
But when I get a package with the last card I need for a set, but which also features a card like this ...
... suddenly, set-collecting seems kind of silly.
I think I'm having an existential crisis.
I'll be back when I'm feeling normal. ... and when I've had a little more sleep.
OK, now the ellipses REALLY stop.
(Thanks for the very key cards, madding).