Well it started innocently enough. I'm a huge fan of the 1994 Collector's Choice set. Huge fan. A few years ago I decided to take a run at collecting the Blue Jays team set -- in all of the base, silver signature and gold signature versions. Though I'm not quite there (still need 3 gold signatures), it's been a blast. Just challenging enough not to be easy, and just steady enough to seem possible.
Once I had completed the Jays teams in base and silver, I started thinking about how I might extend this project. For a long time I thought about going after the Expos team. And I considered the Pirates. And Mariners. And Braves. And Cubs. And Red Sox. And then I finally let myself admit that I want the entire set.
And that's where we are. I've decided to go all-in. It's going to take a while, I realize that. And I could speed things up by just buying complete sets of the base and silver, but I wanna have a bit more fun than that. Instead, I'm going to bust packs and execute trades for as much of this set as possible. I expect the base and silver signature sets to come fairly easily. And I'm sure for the first little while, accumulating gold signatures will seem easy. And then actually closing out teams or subsets is where I'll start to find the challenges. Oh, and not breaking the bank on the likes of Griffey, Jeter, Rodriguez and a few others. That'll be a balancing act, too. But those are bridges to be crossed later.
You can follow my progress via this shared Google Document. I will also attempt to keep my Zistle account current as well, but the Google Document will probably be the master checklist.
If you have any of these available and are willing to part with them, please let me know.
And if you are pursuing any 1994 Collector's Choice for your own collection, contact me. My Zistle account probably won't accurately show what I have to trade, but I'm already building up a small collection of duplicates that I'll gladly trade.