One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Progress On An Old Favorite

Last week I finally got around to updating my needs list to include some insert sets I've had my eye on.  It also prompted me to go search eBay to scratch a few cards off my checklist for one of my all-time favorite sets - the 1993 Score Select Chase Stars.

As luck would have it I managed to snag 4 cards from the same seller, so with combined shipping I got these for just $10:

396 career HRs, not too shabby

Career .312 batting average

Fuck this guy.  No really, fuck him.

One of my favorite baseball names, and a 5-time Gold Glover
As I've written before, these cards look so much better than their scan gives credit for.  I think these may be the first cards to use the Dufex technology, and I find them mesmerizing to look at.  I try not to overuse this, but this really is a set where if there is a player you like on the list, you MUST pick up a copy.

With the addition of these four I now need only 5 more to complete the 24-card set (I have a Griffey, but I want a second one to keep with this set).  Unfortunately there are a few expensive ones remaining with Griffey, Maddux (usually around $10) and Ripken (usually $15-$20).

But they will be mine.  Oh yes, they WILL be mine.

1993 Score Select Chase Stars Checklist
1 Fred McGriff
2 Ryne Sandberg
3 Ozzie Smith
4 Gary Sheffield
5 Darren Daulton
6 Andy Van Slyke
7 Barry Bonds
8 Tony Gwynn
9 Greg Maddux
10 Tom Glavine
11 John Franco
12 Lee Smith
13 Cecil Fielder
14 Roberto Alomar
15 Cal Ripken, Jr.
16 Edgar Martinez
17 Ivan Rodriguez
18 Kirby Puckett
19 Ken Griffey, Jr.
20 Joe Carter
21 Roger Clemens
22 Dave Fleming
23 Paul Molitor
24 Dennis Eckersley


  1. If I had an extra of that Griffey, it would be yours.

  2. There's a Maddux on COMC for $2.20 and a Ripken for $4.25. Here's the link to the Ripken:

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