My Completed Sets

by Billy Kingsley - 234 cards (Last updated on Jan 18, 2020)



31. 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends #12 Bob Cousy


I got a box for Christmas 2002 and completed the set.


32. 1998-99 Metal Universe #112 A.C. Green


The second week of 2003 was a good one for me- I completed 4 sets over 2 days. This one was completed on 1/8/03. I think I did a box but I don't recall.


33. 1994-95 SkyBox #251 Kevin Willis


January 9th 2003 held the record for most sets completed in a day until last week, as I finished off 3 of them on that date. This is not one of my favorite Skybox issues but it's a solid set.


34. 1995-96 Fleer #220 Sam Cassell


This card is not the last card I needed for this set. It's actually the first NBA basketball card I ever had! I had been collecting cards and NASCAR stuff for years already by this point, but none of my friends collected non-sports or NASCAR cards. My mom noticed this and decided to get me into basketball cards so I would have something in common with almost everyone in my class at school. (I was in the 5th grade at this time). Little did she know the monster she was creating! 17 years and more than 70,000 cards later, after a 5 year break I'm back to the hobby full time. I finally completed this set on 1/9/03.


35. 2002-03 Topps Ten #62 Elton Brand


This was also a great set concept...the entire series was composed of 10 card subsets, each of which was the top 10 in various statistical categories from the previous season. This was a great concept, but Topps only did it that one year, which is a shame. I completed this set as well on 1/9/03, and I chose as a sample a card of my all time favorite NBA player.


36. 2002-03 Fleer Tradition #198 Jason Kidd


This set used the 1989-90 set design which I thought was cool- I've always loved heritage designs. I completed it on 3/11/03


37. 1998-99 Flair Showcase #89 Rik Smits


I finished this set only 2 days before my birthday in 2003.


38. 1999-00 SkyBox Dominion #30 Kobe Bryant


This is another box I did from my local dealer when it was new, but I came up one card short in my box. I was finally able to trade for it, and it arrived to me on 11/5/03.


39. 2003-04 Topps - Collection #223 Carmelo Anthony


The 2003-04 Factory set has gold foil, as opposed to the regular issue cards which have silver foil. Some of the cards (but not all) feature new photography and the factory set is also longer than the basic set. I got the factory set on 12/18/03
Added 8/29/14: As I scanned these I realized that about 1/3rd of the cards in the set that had the same images, had the Topps logo on the back in a different color than the Topps and 1st Edition sets.


40. 2002 Press Pass Eclipse #14 Jerry Nadeau


I recieved the box of 2002 Eclipse for Christmas of 2003, and being only 50 cards, was very easy to complte. Jerry Nadeau is a local driver and I always followed his career as such.

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Comments

Feb 10, 2014 - 8:22PM
Vvvergeer
As a straight up baseball guy (who briefly dabbled in football and basketball-don't know where those went), it's fascinating to me what people collect. Nice list. V3
Apr 26, 2014 - 8:22AM
wamk
Great list!
Mar 20, 2015 - 1:25PM
captkirk42
Cool list and achievements.
Feb 1, 2016 - 7:37AM
jdmason02
Set #1 is my favorite. I have 25 of those cards and hopefully will get the whole set one day. Great era of Monster Truck racing. Great list.
Apr 8, 2016 - 4:49AM
knighthawk40
The trade with Billy for his last card to complete his 158th set was my first trade on the DB. Nice list Billy.
Jun 9, 2016 - 10:51AM
Billy Kingsley
I JUST now saw all your comments, thanks folks!
Aug 20, 2016 - 6:45PM
DaveK_ND
I had no idea that a Bill & Ted card set existed. Very cool!
Sep 19, 2016 - 9:47PM
beansballcardblog
The Marvel Universe cards...I wasn't ever into comics, but most of the boys in my class were collecting these cards, so I did as well. Everybody was trading and working on sets...and chasing those holograms!
Apr 2, 2017 - 6:13PM
Sportzcommish

Man, Billy! I get excited about basketball everytime I read a list of yours. I didn't see 90-91 Skybox or Hoops as completed. Are they, but just not logged in?

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:54AM
Billy Kingsley

Dave, most excellent! 

Kin, still chasing those holograms myself!

Commish, I have not completed Skybox yet, but I did complete Hoops, I forgot to list it on here though!

Jan 23, 2018 - 4:47AM
spazmatastic

It's surprising to me how very few of MY very few sets are in your list! In NASCAR, I saw 2010 Legends on the list. I pulled that whole set from one hobby box. 2009 Press Pass Racing, I still have an unopened factory set of that as a freebie from D&A Cardworld. 1996 UD Road to the Cup Racing, you just sent me the next to last card I need to complete that set about a month ago, but still missing that last one.

Where are the NBA sets that I actually own? I HAD the 92-93 sets of Skybox and UD until someone stole a bunch of my cards. I actually had almost every complete set released for NBA cards that season. I picked specific sets to replace the missing cards from those years and re-completed the full Stadium Club and Ultra sets. I kept/re-completed a few of the insert sets from various brands for that year too. BUT, I mostly traded away cards from anything that year to finish my Club and Ultra sets. I also have the 1994-95 Ultra set and the Series 2 set of 1997-98 Z-Force (loved that brand).

Back to the Marvel cards mentioned before, 1990 Impel Marvel Universe is the TOP non-sport set that I would love to complete! The holograms are RARE and I have 2 of them already. But I loved the design so much that I went after the 1991 Impel Marvel Universe set hard when it was released and it still took me 15 years to get the last two base cards I needed to complete that set. I completed the 5-card hologram set LONG before I completed the base set!!!

I haven't even mentioned my MLB/NFL complete sets or the other NASCAR sets I've completed. I generally don't go after complete sets, but when I get close enough or really like the set, I'll try to complete it.

 

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:33PM
Billy Kingsley

That's the neat thing about the hobby, odds are nobody's collection will be exactly the same. If I had lots of money I'd complete a lot more sets, LOL!

I'm curious to see what my first completed Hockey set will be. I know I have two factory sets waiting to be opened so I could make it one of them pretty easily, but I don't want to do that just yet...

Jun 6, 2019 - 11:34AM
Gunny

This is a very cool list Billy.  As very much a non-set collector I am always fascinated by the people who go after complete sets and how they go about competing them.  That is something I could never do, and that's ok.  My collection is on random, always has been always will.

Jun 6, 2019 - 10:50PM
Billy Kingsley

Oh there's a ton of randomness to my collection. It's just really luck when I do complete a set these days!



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