No, the problem is with me. I knew that getting the Topps Base runs for each of the players would be the toughest and I needed to focus on that. But I didn't. The lure of shiny inserts and refractors stole my attention at all of the shows I went to.
So I am short a lot of base cards for a lot of the players. Here is a list of what I still need:
Arod - 1998,1999,2000,2002,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2012,2013
Canseco - 1996,1997,1998,2000,2001,2002
Giambi - 2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
Clemens - 1985,1998,2001,2004,2007,2008
McGwire - 1996,2002
Sosa - 1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,2001,2002,2004,2005,2007,2008
Palmiero - 1991,1995,2000,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006
Bonds - 2001,2003,2004,2005,
It's now basically one month to go, and at the only show that I will make it to, I will be a dealer and may not have much time to look through boxes in search of base cards. So if you have any of the cards above and are willing to send them my way, please let me know! I can also use a Canseco and Bonds relic card.
It looks like this project will drag on past the end of the year, and really, that's OK. As long as I get it done soon and can put it to bed. I have several projects in mind for next year, and would like to focus on them!