There is currently a race going on between two sets that are near completion in my collection.
One is 2009 OPC. I need three cards. I should have completed it months ago. But the cards always slip my mind. Marcus Thames, Scott Feldman and Justin Duchscherer are not guys around which anyone is basing their collection.
The other set is 2011 Lineage.
Good god, you're saying, why would I be collecting THAT? Yes, I know.
I'm not really collecting it. I just happen to have a lot of the cards because I like the minis so much. That results in a bunch of extra, uh, packing material left over. It's like when you order something and you have to dig through all the styrofoam peanuts to get to what you ordered. After you've found it, you're left with a box and a whole mess of styrofoam peanuts.
I figured -- hey, I might as well collect the styrofoam peanuts. I sure have enough of them.
Then there are people like Chris from Nachos Grande, who has even more styrofoam peanuts than me, who wants to help me out with this collection that I never intended to have. So he sent me a whole bunch of styrofoam:
I don't have anything more to say about these cards. They're dull, unmemorable, and the backs are worse. It's an obvious insert-based set.
But at 200 base cards, with no shortprints, you're not going to find an easier set to complete. Which is why, without even attempting to complete it for one second, I find myself just seven short of wrapping up an entire set of 2011 Topps Styrofoam Peanuts ... er, I mean, Lineage.
If you have one or more of the following:
#47, #70, #83, #93, #165, #171, #186
I'll take them, I guess.
Might as well say I completed something from 2011. Allen & Ginter is sure taking its sweet, darling time.
Just don't expect to see a big, old announcement when I finish off the thing. And certainly don't expect me to show off the cards. Nobody needs to see that.
In fact, you'll probably know I'm done with the set when you see this pop up on the blog:
It'll mean the 2011 Topps Styrofoam Peanuts set is fini.