Friday, September 24, 2010

And then a tornado came and blew everything away ...


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 ...



(The TORNADO!!!!!)


... suddenly, set-collecting seems kind of silly.

Ack ...

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).

5 comments:

  1. Wooowwwwwwww. Sweet card.

    The Nomo is okay too heh heh heh...

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  2. I got bored with Topps too, halfway through II. But what to do with a half completed set? It feels like a waste, an even bigger waste than it already is.

    That Nomo is awesome. It sucks, SUCKS, we have one choice for baseball cards. #&@ Topps and #@*&$ MLB marketing.

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  3. Worst part is that in a little while we'll be obligated to assemble the Updates set. (And hopefully won't have to throw away many other cards per pack).

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  4. I'm still pretty much boycotting this year's cards. Other than the box of Obaks I just have a small sampling of 206, Ginter, and flagship plus I did buy a blaster of Chicle.

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  5. I actually got that insane Nomo card in a repack box recently. I think (?) I was being punished for making such a foolish purchase.

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