You Are On Notice!

I'm back with another look at the big trade with blog reader Bob.  Today, we take a look at a set that I very well may end up not collecting when all is said and done and therefore is most definitely on notice:  1999 Pacific.

Now, I happen to like this set a lot so me saying that I may give up on the set could be a bit surprising.  However, I have my reasons.  In fact, I have four reasons why this set could be on the chopping block.

1.  It's nearly impossible to find.  Trades for the set have been basically zero up until my recent swap with Bob.  If I can't complete a set via trading then....
2.  Boxes of this stuff are nearly impossible to find.  I'm not often searching for old baseball card boxes from the late 90s but when I do I generally have no luck finding much in the way of old Pacific boxes of cards.
3.  If I can't get cards via trade or via boxes/packs, then that leaves me with having to order a bunch of singles.  That's no good at all in this case since I still need so many cards from the set!
4.  Finally, one of my stated blog resolutions for 2019 is to whittle my want list down to under 100 sets.  While I've completed a fair number of sets thus far this year, I still have a long ways to go.  Assuming I don't magically complete a ton of sets over the next six months, I'm going to be forced to make some tough decisions as I whittle my want list down to a much more manageable number of sets to collect.

As you can see, 1999 Pacific has an uphill climb if it wants to remain a set that I continue to go after.  In fact, if I were to remove it from my want list it would actually count as removing three sets since I'm counting each insert set that I am collecting as a set as well.  In the case of 1999 Pacific, I'm currently chasing the base set, the head shot variations and the team checklist.

1999 Pacific Wants:
Base:  10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 34, 41, 47, 48, 52, 56, 62, 68, 74, 75, 76, 84, 90, 92, 95, 103, 107, 128, 131, 137, 155, 159, 163, 170, 179, 184, 192, 200, 214, 226, 233, 235, 236, 240, 255, 258, 260, 262, 269, 275, 277, 280, 281, 284, 295, 296, 298, 302, 303, 304, 307, 315, 317, 322, 327, 333, 334, 345, 348, 351, 353, 358, 366, 371, 383, 398, 399, 400, 402, 405, 407, 412, 418, 425, 426, 430, 432, 433, 435, 437, 438, 442, 443, 445
Head shot variations:  28, 65, 66, 70, 146, 250, 308, 322, 368, 378, 396, 436
Team Checklist inserts:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

As you can see, that's a huge amount of cards still needed for a set that seemingly no one collected (or at least no one wants to trade away)!  I'm not officially giving up on the set quite yet - tough decisions like that will happen towards the end of the year but definitely consider 1999 Pacific to be on notice!

Comments

  1. I was collecting big time in 1999, but don't remember opening up (or even seeing) any of this product. Best of luck with finding singles you need.

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  2. Yeah, I'll second that. As someone who collected in 1999 and had friends who did as well, I never saw this set, and actually hadn't until today despite having friends give me other 1998-2000 Pacific produced cards.

    Does some now 30 year old just have an entire hoard of these in his storage unit? Or did Moms everywhere chuck these out already?

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