This is yet another tough one for me, because I can't really remember which set was the first one I put together by hand. This is similar to post #3 but I took that one to be a set I tried and failed to finish, and this one to be a set I tried and succeeded on. Or at the very least a set I didn't cheat and buy a complete set of.
my early set completions were sets that I bought, either as a factory
set or as a set built by somebody else, or that I got as a gift from my
I think the first one that I actually finished
the hard way- card by card, from packs- was 1997-98 Z-Force. I don't
know when I exactly completed it but I was done with it by Christmas
1998. When I was doing it it seemed like a bit of a challenge, but I
guess time passes differently when you are young. I know I actually
completed series 1 twice over but I never completed a second copy of
series 2. I was hoping to be able to trade them for something really
good if I ever did, but I didn't. I'm not sure where my spare copy is
now, but I know it's around somewhere.
Here's just a random card, #96, Lindsey Hunter. This was a set I loved when it was new but not so much anymore.