Ok. here is the final tally for the base cards !
First number is the total cards, second number is
duplicates and third number is unique cards.
I realize this is a very small sampling from one northern Ohio city right on the edge of a frozen lake in the middle of February, so it not necessarily representative of Topps' overall collation. But from the comments, I don't think it is much better in any other areas !
The Mets are on top, good call to The Lost Collector !,
but look at Cincinnati, way down in the middle.
They are in 4th place in unique cards !
I thought St Louis would have a better showing while the World Series teams had almost 50% dupes.
If I was a set collector I'd be pretty bummed out.
394 base cards with 169 duplicates.
In the next couple of days I will be mixing in the inserts,
subsets and parallels to see what kind of difference that makes !
There were a lot of things going on in 2014. Not bad things, just things ! I really never had the time to sit down and keep up the ole' blog like I should have. But I think I'm ready to come back in full force now, although I feel like a rookie. I have many trade packages to get out and several to post. Even though I wasn't posting much, I still got packages in the mail. It's just such a great blogging community !
Here you see my 2015 Topps supply. A Target blaster, hanger box, rack pack, jumbo pack and regular pack. A Walmart blaster, hanger box and rack pack and a Toys R Us rack pack and regular pack. Our Walmart doesn't have regular packs.
The two stacks in back are all the base cards sorted into team piles. The stacks in front are inserts, subsets and misc. I never think I get enough Indian cards for my location and maybe the card companies don't take that into consideration anyway. If not they should ! I would buy more if I thought the chances of getting cards from my local team were greater. But are they ? I'm about to find out and tell the whole world. Or at least the few people who read my humble scribblings.
What do you reader(s) think ? What team got the most cards ? ( not my Indians !!) Who got the least ? The results may surprise you !
I may even make this a sort of contest. Let's see what kind of feedback I get !!
My next post will have all the pertinent results.
BTW You can call me Baseball Dad or Baseball Granddad or after April, you can call me Baseball Granddad 2. Little Miranda is getting a baby sister !!
I know I have " Lost in Space " for quite some time now.
But I have actually been working on getting my collection more organized and creating more accurate want lists. I also owe a lot of packages and will sending out a lot of cards after the first of the year.
By the way, next year may be a memorable one for me. I hope to retire at the end of next year !!
One note to Play at the Plate. The box of cards you sent blew me away and I will get a post on them soon!