The Set that Never Ends

This is the set that never ends
Yes it goes on and on my friend
Some people started collecting
Not knowing what it was
And they’ll continue buying it 
Forever just because…

The 2009-10 Champ’s Hockey mini set may very well be impossible to complete. I buy a few, and I need a few more. It’s like the hydra–you cut off a head, and two more grow back in its place. Only in this case, I fill a pocket on a card page, and two more pockets seem to magically empty.

Most normal collectors stuck to only the 100-card base set, then got on their lives. More power to them.

Seriously, what kind of nut would try and put together a short-printed, 480-card mini set that consists of animals, dead presidents / prime ministers, and “Wonders of the World?” Sure, there are rookies and Hall of Famers too. But most of these players can be found in other sets anyway.

Maybe I’m motivated by how hard the Champ’s mini set is to complete? It’s about the journey, not the destination, right?

As you can see from the scan above, I picked up a bunch of Champ’s minis yesterday. 34 to be exact.

Yet, I still need 290 more cards. It’s gonna be a while.

It might never end. 

And for those who are wondering, NO I haven’t finished the 2008-09 Champ’s mini set either.


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

2 thoughts on “The Set that Never Ends”

  1. Tell me about it! I'm just trying to build the Historical Figures set and that is tough enough; no one ever seems to have any!

    I'll keep my eyeballs peeled around these parts for any non-Historical Figures minis…

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