Saturday, April 28, 2018

Set-Tiring

When it comes to set collecting, I am done.

Mostly.

I have lost interest in base set collecting over the years especially modern day set collecting. I never thought it would come to this but it seems it has. I just don't feel like taking the time to sort out a big set anymore, try to chase down set numbers I need or actually find any of today's sets valuable enough to take my time to chase. Instead, I break up the partial sets now and put all of the cards by team.

However, there are some modern day sets I do want to finish.

I have 2014 Flair football, 2015 Score football, 2015 Panini Americana line I hope to finish up on. Those are only because I had bought multiple boxes of the product. You can find my needs for those here, http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/p/set-needs.html

Obviously, two other meaningful modern sets I still want to finish up are my two autograph set chases in Psych that you can find here for my needs, http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html  and Ghostbusters that you can find here, http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/p/ghostbusters-want-list.html

Outside of those, I am done with modern day sets. This is where the mostly done with set collecting part comes in next.

However, I have started a Sets Of My Childhood chase. There are a lot of late 90's sets I would love to build and have spent countless hours organizing and getting number needs together on. Those are the ones valuable to me in many ways. I will continue to chase down those and any of the insert sets from the late 90's. I have a lot of focus on getting my Spx and EX lines done, but there are tons of other needs on there as well. You can find all of my Sets Of My Childhood set needs here as I massively updated it,
http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/p/sets-of-my-childhood.html

Well, there you have it. I have officially, mostly, announced my retirement from set collecting.

So that leads me to a question as well, how many of you chase down modern day sets anymore? Or do you stick to vintage or sets you grew up collecting?

11 comments:

  1. I gave up on set collecting all together. Now between short prints, variations and parallels it is just a pain to hunt for the cards needed. I stick to player collections and I am more satisfied with my collection.

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    1. I know. It's all a pain that's why I gave up as well. Well, one of the reasons

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  2. Last modern sets I completed were in 2015. I don't see trying to complete another current set again. But I still have plenty of interest in completing sets from the '50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

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    1. That sounds like a good plan. Those are the good set years

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  3. The main reason I don't build sets anymore is it's more affordable to just go out and buy it (well at least a majority of the time).

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  4. I love building sets. I collect hockey and I only pick one set each year to put together. I get the bulk of my cards through breaks, ebay, and COMC. Every once and a while I can fill some holes with trades. But I hear what you are saying. Set take time and for me, a lot of patience.

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    1. I liked set collecting a lot more in the 90s and loved trying to hand build it. I just don't enjoy doing today's stuff. That's why I am trying to go back and collect my past sets

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  5. I DON'T CHASE THE WHOLE SETS ANYMORE. SOMETIMES, I'LL COLLECT AN INSERT SET FROM A PRODUCT.

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  6. The only sets I go after are the MLB sticker albums, the new Garbage Pail Kids ones and going for master sets of the Topps Bunt physical and Past & Present basketball. All of those are low-cost stuff with no SPs ruining the adventure. Otherwise, it's all players all the time.

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    1. Sounds like I am not alone in not set collecting new stuff

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