Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I should be doing this

Take a look at this card.

Nice card, right? Who doesn't love Campy. And old-timey photos. And floating heads.

Unfortunately, I have this card already. So, it's destined for the dark, lonely dupes box. Such a wonderful card, banished to an overcrowded, cramped living space without light, food or water.

It's crushing.

Or how about this card?

Sure, it's not much to look at here, but Sportflics are in their element in the real world. This is a lenticular masterpiece of the Tornado at the height of his powers.

I already own this, too. It's destined for the same heartbreaking fate as Campy above. And you know how much Sportflics love the light and hate the dark.

I can't bear to think about this much longer, the very idea of so many great cards ignored, untouched by human hands or sunlight just because they're dupes. It makes me think I should be doing this:

This is gcrl's latest blog project. Yep, he's baaaaaack, with a creepy-themed blog that is expected to start operations in a couple of months. The gist of it is that he's creating a frankenset of Dodger cards -- which is the perfect way to display your extra Dodger cards!

Good bye dank dupes box, hello shiny bright binder!!!

Both of the above cards came from Jim. If I didn't know any better, I'd think it was his subtle way of getting me to start my own frankenset of Dodger cards.

But before I consider stepping on a new blog's toes, let's see some cards that Jim sent that I didn't already own.

He went right for the mid-1990s, where my inventory is at its least impressive. All of the above are card needs from 1995, a year in which I bought a few packs of Topps and got out.

And these cards are from 1996, a year in which I didn't buy a single card. Difficult to imagine going an entire year without buying a card these days.

But, even with that back history, Jim was able to finish off a couple 1996 team sets for me:

A couple of Karros holdouts and Score and Studio are done!

There were a few non-90s needs in the package, too.

Part of the recent group of cards that got me to 60 buybacks from the '75 Topps set.

And, a couple of night cards, one of which you'll see on an upcoming edition of Awesome Night Card.

As for Billy Klaus, he's already been the topic of an ANC edition, and he's already in a different frankenset binder, the night card frankenset.

I don't have the heart to put a 1961 Post card in a dupes box, so please someone take this off my hands.

As for me starting my own Dodgers frankenset binder?

It's a good idea, and worth investigating whether I have a complete set, 1-792, already, but I have enough projects right now.

But there's always hope for all of those Dodger dupes stacked on top of each other in the cold, dark box. An open invitation exists to anyone who wants Dodger cards. Let me know, and I'll send you a healthy selection of Dodger dupe huddled cardboard masses yearning to breathe free.


  1. Great idea. I have tons of dupes as well. Many have not seen the light of day in decades. If your offering I can find a place in my vintage binder for the Billy Klaus Post card. I have already started another NON stack. (Night Owl Needs).

  2. Frankenset binder of extras sounds like an awesome idea. Might actually go for it. Btw... have your UD Decade set needs packaged up and ready to ship. It'll go out either tomorrow or Friday.

  3. Ah come on, YOU CAN DOOOO IT! It's as easy as counting to 792..........