Vacation Pickups

As you know, I was on vacation last week. I went to Myrtle Beach and stayed in a really nice hotel. But anyway, before I left I looked up hobby shops in the Myrtle Beach area.

I found one within the area I was staying, Baseball 17. Baseball 17 was loaded with baseball, football, some basketball, and some hockey. There were complete sets, new wax, vintage cards, modern cards, and much more.

He had 6 Mantle cards, and a 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax rookie card. Unforntually, there was only 1 Joey Votto card, but it was a card I needed!

They were very friendly, but the owner based everything off of Beckett prices, which upset me.  Although much of it wasn’t at Beckett price, it was based off of it. I asked him how much he wanted for the Jeter rookie and he pulled out his handy dandy Beckett pricing catalouge, ugh.

 Baseball 17 is located on 4737 S KINGS HWY SURFSIDE BEACH, SC 29575.

Below is what i got at Baseball 17

2007 Bowman Jay Bruce(RC)

2007 Bowman Jay Bruce

2008 UD 20th Anniversary Jay Bruce(FREE)(RC)

2008 UD 20th Anniversary Josh Hamilton(FREE)

2008 UD 20th Anniversary Felix Jones(FREE)

2006 Topps baseball Rookie of the Week Frank Robinson(FREE)

2006 Topps baseball Rookie of the Week Jonny Bench(FREE)

2008 UD Goudey Brandon Phillips

2005 UD Travis Hafner/Aubrey Huff Duel Jrsy #’d 16/25

2007 Bowman Chrome Joey Votto(RC)

2007 Bowman Chrome Joey Votto

1993 Topps Derek Jeter(RC)

1993 Topps Derek Jeter

2008 UD Spx Brandon Phillips

1982 Donruss Diamond Kings Pete Rose

1982 Donruss Pete Rose

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Super Set Collecting?

While browsing ebay and looking at all the different parralell sets, and autograph issues and different variations, you’ll see single cards, and sometimes some lots, but never completed sets including all the cards.  This would be an interesting version of collecting, super set collecting was the first thing that came to my mind. 

 It could include set collectors (obviously the ones with larger wallets, because this would be a very costly method of collecting) and those people that are buying case after case of certain products trying to find the 1/1’s or the “sick” or “mojo” (as they intend on calling it) patches. 

Really, how cool would it be to have every card in a paralell set, a somewhat simpler example would be collecting the full set of 2009 topps in gold parralells /2009.  Or what would it be like if some one tried to get every inkredible autograph from 2009 upper deck?  This thought almost blows my mind, nothing like this has never really come about. 

What would something like that sell for? Would anyone be willing  to pay the asking price (just out of curiosity, because I would bever sell one of these sets if I would ever accomplish completing one)? Lots of questions arouse when I think of this, but also lots of thoughts that almost make me wanna attempt something like this.  After watching so many 2007 Sweet Spot Tin breaks the first large thing that I would love to see done would be every Sweet Spot Classic Auto, that would be a very, very prestigous set to try to collect and I would think that that person would almost have to devote all of their collecting to just that set.

Thats what I think about this subject, has anyone else ever wondered about this, or even tried doing something like that? If so, please let me know.