Mail Day! Masterpieces Master Set Project Progress Report, V.3
I’m still working to get caught up on my project addition posts and today I’m knocking five cards off in one shot.
Shortly before Christmas I placed a couple of orders through Check Out My Cards, the second of which arrived early in the New Year and contained a five-spot of cards for my Masterpieces Master Set project, among other things.
Included in those cards were Blue Border parallels /50 of Peter Stastny, Steve Shutt, and Willie O’Ree, a Green Border parallel /99 of Rod Langway, and a Canvas Clippings Green Border /85 of Wendel Clark.
Both the Shutt and the Langway cards finished off the rainbow for me (base, Blue Border /50, Brown Border, Green Border /99, and Red Border /25), while the each of the other three cards brought me within the Red Border variation of completing the rainbow for them as well.
At an average cost of less than $4.50 per card (shipping included), this purchase was a no-brainer for me. Many of my Masterpieces acquisitions come in the form of one-offs at prices right in the range of what I paid for these. But when those one-off acquisitions force me to pay shipping individually on each card, the costs really start to add up.
By adding a batch of cards at the same time with a flat shipping charge on the lot I likely saved myself a few dollars that can now be put towards other items I want for my collection.
With these acquisitions I’m now up to 56 of the 87 Blue Border /50 cards, 64 of the 87 Green Border /99 cards, and 38 of the 67 Canvas Clippings Green Border /85 cards.
Slow and steady is the usual theme with this set, so five additions in one shot certainly ups the ante a bit this time around.
If you have any Masterpieces cards you think I might be interested in then please have a look at my want list and let me know what you’ve got and what you’re looking for in return (trade or sale, with trade being my preference). You can post a comment, connect on Facebook and Twitter, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
Until next time, all the best in your collecting pursuits!
- Mail Day! Masterpieces Master Set Project Progress Report, V.2 (bbbros.wordpress.com)
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- Goals and Objectives for 2013 (bbbros.wordpress.com)