Today, I completed my 2008-09 Victory Hockey Set. Claude Giroux was the last card needed to finish this one off. I did not start building this set until April 2010, when I found a 36-pack box for dirt cheap. Since then, I’ve picked away at it here and there. I won this Giroux card on eBay for $1.78 and did not get hosed on shipping because I bought a bunch of other cards from the same dealer.
I also finished my 2007-08 MVP Hockey set. This one was five years in the making, and was quite a challenge. In addition to the short-printed rookie cards, there were other rookie cards that you could get only through redemption.
Nick Foligno and Devin Setoguchi were two of the “redemption rookies” that eluded me the past five years. I acquired both of these in a trade.
Like I have said all along, collecting is a marathon and not a sprint. Sooner or later, I find the cards I need, either for trade or for a price that is reasonable.
2 thoughts on “Two Sets Completed!”
Great advice, certainly can be expensive if you go too hard and fast. Congrats on finishing two big sets, I love the feeling!
I wish I could finish sets. All I do is just keep starting new ones.