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  1. The Advance

    "My Progress Report."

    Below are my sets in basketball with how close I am to completing them. I will update as I get more cards in. I am way ahead of my rate for 03-04. I love this site.

    08-09 Bowman Base refracor set/499:

    08-09 Bowman X-fractor/299:

    08-09 Bowman Blue refractors/99:

    08-09 Topps Treasury Bronze- Base/999, Rookies/2008:

    08-09 Topps Chrome ...

    Updated 02-13-2010 at 12:17 AM by drtom2005

  2. Kronozio
  3. The Team

    "The Reason Why I Follow the Magic."

    Coming form Missouri, I should be following the Hawks or Kings based on the history of the NBA in this great state. After the four team expansion in 1989, my interest in the NBA started. I needed a team and why not pick one of the expansion teams. I had just started playing basketball in my grade school league and was horrible. I was the short kid who tried very hard, but never had any skill.

    The Orlando Magic kind of remind ...

    Updated 06-06-2009 at 10:07 PM by drtom2005

  4. The Finish

    "The Reason Set Collecting is Better than Player Collecting."

    I have some time right now so I think I will post another entry.

    In the late 1990's, card collecting went through a drastic change. Many cool innovations occurred such as jersey cards, autos, parrallels, and inserts. While this made collecting more interesting, it had a major side effect. No one could have all of a player's cards anymore. It shifted focus away from the classic collection, a set. ...

    Updated 06-03-2009 at 01:00 AM by drtom2005

  5. The Chase

    "Why I am Drawn to Set Collecting in Basketball (The Short Answer)."

    As many in the basketball forum have come to know, I love parrallel sets in basketball. When I was was a child, the first parallel set I tried and failed to collect was a Baseball Topps Gold set in the mid-nineties. After this failure, I continued to collect non-sports sets as a child and in high school. While I was in college, the obession subsided.

    A magical year happened in basketball though, ...

    Updated 06-03-2009 at 04:27 PM by drtom2005