In the past 24 hours I have done two things. First, I bought a jumbo box of 1994 Collector's Choice Series 1. And second, I bought one of every 1994 Collector's Choice Gold Signature off of COMC that was priced at a dollar or less.
Zistle collection is out of date, but I have broken the 800-card mark and I still have my sights set on getting to 1000. I'm even starting to think about collecting Carter past the 1000-card mark, but now I *am* losing focus.
The point of this post is to talk about one of my favourite sets: 1994 Collector's Choice. I've said it on this blog before -- I'm a huge fan. At different times, I've owned original OJs, T206s, Cracker Jacks, Goudeys, 40's and 50's Bowman and Topps and on-and-on. But no set has the sentimental value that 1994 Collector's Choice has. It is the last set I actively collected as a kid. I still remember the thrill of pulling a gold parallel (Dave Magadan; though it's long gone), and I still have the Home Run All-Stars set that I pulled a redemption card for.
For the past few years I've been building the Blue Jays team sets. And secretly, I've known it was just the beginning. The base Jays team set is done, the silver parallel set is done, and I'm 4 cards away from completing the gold parallel set. And since I was pretty sure all hell was going to break loose after those four cards anyway, I've decided to jump the gun. So with 4 cards remaining in my gold parallel Jays team set, I have decided to go after the whole thing. The base, the silver, the gold. I know it's ambitious to go after the gold, but I think the silver is plenty do-able and the base will be easy. And I know it's going to take a while, but if the idea hasn't faded in the past 22 years, it's probably not going to!
So there it is. I've said it. I am now officially attempting to collect the entire 670-card 1994 Collector's Choice baseball set in all three "versions". I anticipate going after the Team vs. Team subset and the promo(s) as well, but am going to conveniently forget about the white letter variations.
That said, if you have any 1994 Collector's Choice burning a hole in your collection, let's talk ;)
Thanks for reading.