I haven't bought myself a single pack of 2021 cards. Instead, I've been putting my "card cash" towards purchases of older cards that have been lingering on my want list. This year alone, I've placed two big orders with Sportlots and another order with COMC, plus a fair number of eBay purchases.
Speaking of eBay purchases, my latest envelope to arrive at my house held a single card that I bought off of the 'bay.
That's a Roger Clemens relic from the 2020 Allen & Ginter framed relic set. The Clemens was the third-to-last card that I needed for the 70 card relic set. With the Clemens in hand, I'm now only missing two cards:
2020 Topps Allen & Ginter Wants:Framed relics:MFR-HA Hank Aaron - Milwaukee BravesMFR-TW Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
Unfortunately, both missing cards are "whales" within the set! Who knows how long it will take me to track either of those cards down...never mind getting both of them!
At this point, the real question is probably which set will I complete first - the 2010 Allen & Ginter framed relic set or the 2020 framed relic set?
For the 2010 set, I still need quite a few relics (seven total) but the missing relics don't have the same "name power" as the missing 2020 relics.
2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Wants:Framed relics:AJ. Avery JenkinsDH. Dan HarenDU. Dan UgglaKF. Kosuke FukudomeLB. Lance BerkmanNF. Neftali FelizRH. Ryan Howard (bat only)
I guess all I can try and do is slowly chip away at both sets when/if a relic comes up for sale that is affordable. On the bright side, my current plan is to only chase the relic set on the years ending in zero so I've got nine more years before I will start another relic build!