Saturday, February 25, 2017

Finishing off a mini team set!

Julie, of the blog A Cracked Bat: Baseball Cards and a Hot Dog, sent me a package recently with some awesome D-Backs cards. Thanks again Julie!

Part of the package was a near complete D-Backs team set of 2015 Topps mini cards. The only card missing was the Yasmany Tomas RC.

Since it was only missing one card, I quickly added it to my cart on comc and it came in a recent shipment.

I'm a bit torn when it comes to team sets. I would love to have every D-Backs card ever issued, and thus have every team set, but I just don't see it happening, so I rarely go after team sets.

But then again, when I come across a team set at a great price or am gifted one, as was the case with this one from Julie, I hesitate breaking it up and sorting it by player, which is how most of my D-Backs cards are sorted.

How about you? Do you collect team sets? How do you sort cards of your favorite team, by set or by player? Let me know.


  1. I team collect the Indians, and I collect any and all cards of the Indians. My main focus right now is completing team sets, but that means I have close to 100 wantlists. But it is fun chasing cards to complete a set. I also collect individual cards of the Indians. I have wanted to ask you for quite awhile about maybe working out a team trade...I get around some Diamondbacks for you in exchange for Indians cards. Would you be interested in that?

  2. I'm always up for a trade. Do you have a list of what Indians cards you need?

    1. I have my lists the old fashioned way...pen and paper. My lists range from early 80s to present, regular issued sets to oddball. You can email me at tim(underscore)gretchen(underscore) and we can talk some more about a possible trade.

  3. I collect team sets of the Pirates, but I have rules regarding them. I have binders of all Donruss, Stadium Club, Upper Deck, and Topps flagship containing complete sets 1974 to current. I am close to completing flagship Fleer. The side releases UD SP, Fleer Ultra, Allen & Ginter, Heritage, Leaf, etc are all nice to get but I don't chase them. I typically wait a few months after Series 1 Topps comes out and buy a master team set from RKCollectibles on ebay. Same for Series 2. This allows me time to continue focusing on my player collections.

  4. I team collect Braves (the overall #1 goal of my collection"S". However, I also build sets so I have to have at minimum 2 of every Braves card at least from the main base brands. I say at least because of the countless mini sets, and Franken Sets. But if I could only do 2 collections it would be the team sets and set builds.

  5. Not sure why Yasmany wasn't in the batch I sent but glad you found it! I do collect Tiger team sets if they can be assembled at reasonable prices. If not, I add cards to my PCs.