I'm curious. If you wanted to collect a set - how do you go about doing so? Do you buy the set in one fell swoop from a card shop (or, more likely for most of us, eBay)? Do you simply buy all of the singles that you are missing? Do you rely entirely on trading? Do you buy boxes or packs and hope for the best?
Inquiring minds want to know!
I'm curious because I am currently working on the 1997 Fleer Sports Illustrated box (along with a whole bunch of other sets). For the SI set, I decided to take a risk and buy a full hobby box and hope for the best. To date, I've been doing alright I think - I won't update my full want list until I have the entire box busted but it sure feels like I'm making good progress. Of course, I won't know for certain until the box is completely ripped - so let's get another pack done today.
19. Dante Powell
67. Manny Ramirez
135. Juan Guzman
140. Tim Naehring
152. Jeff Cirillo
Great Shots: Albert Belle
After all that talk about me doing fairly well with this box, I hit a pack where I only get one new card (the Guzman). I guess not every pack will be awesome. However, I must say that the one card that I needed IS pretty great - that's a spectacular spring training shot!
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