Scott Crawford and I were working out a trade a month or so back, and he mentioned a couple of sets he was targeting to start working, and a couple sets he was targeting but might avoid since they are massive sets, the 2009 Upper Deck set being one of them.
I knew that I had a ton of 2009 Upper Deck already, so being the fool that I am I went to see just how many. I found I had a lot, enough to convince myself to start the set, all 1,006 base cards worth. I think Scott finally decided to start it as well. Maybe I convinced him as a trade partner, maybe not. I hope he won't blame me for it when he's elbow deep and can't handle it anymore!
I think I was initially drawn to the 2009 set because of it somewhat resembles my favorite Upper Deck set, the 1991 issue. I completed that set last year (but have yet to post about the completion).
So after making a couple of contacts, I got two big chunks of what I needed in trades with ARPSmith's Sportscard Obsession and with "O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog. Much thanks. Then I hit my LCS and got a third chunk of cards cheap. That puts me within striking distance and leaves me with the following need lists:
Base (Series 1 and 2) 8,27,28,45,84,90,93,99,135,153,198,213,227,237,255,256,260,272,277,284,290,
I'll be working on the 50-card Update set as well.
And I chose a few of the insert sets also. There are a guzillion of them, most notable Yankee Stadium Legacy, which I won't even consider touching.
I have a fondness for Team USA cards and was thrilled to see that 2009 Upper Deck included 3 different subsets:
18U National Team (From Series 1)
18U-AA, CG, CT, DN, HM, JM, JT, ME, MP, MS, RW, WH.
Retrospective (From Series 1)
USA-1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
USA National Team (From Series 2)
USAB-AG, AO, BS, CC, DD, JF, KD, KG, KV, MD, MG, RJ, RL, SS, SW, TL, TM, JC.
Since 1,006 Base + 50 Update + 18 18U + 14 Retrospective + 22 National Team cards aren't enough, I also would like to try to get the 50-card Generation Now inserts.
Generation Now (From Update)
GN1, GN5, GN6, GN9, GN12, GN13, GN15, GN16, GN18, GN19, GN20,
GN21, GN22, GN26, GN27, GN29, GN30, GN33, GN35, GN36, GN40, GN41,
GN42, GN43, GN44, GN47, GN48, GN49, GN50
Crazy I know. But I like having goals, and I think I can complete this one.
Needs are also listed under the tab "Other Baseball Set Wantlists" above.
Any help appreciated.