I got a surprise in the mail the other day when an unexpected package showed up from Gregory of Nine Pockets fame, and it was a great one- all 9 cards I was needing to finish off the 1990-91 Upper Deck NHL set! This makes it my third completed NHL set, first one completed the natural way- piecemeal and over time! A huge thanks to Gregory for the assist, and also to Shane of Shoebox Legends, who sent me about 100 cards I needed a while back. Are you still out there Shane? I got a box of Series 2 for Christmas either last year or the year before.
Set: 1990-91 Upper Deck
Set Size: 550 cards
Began Collecting: January 31st, 2015
First card added to collection: #534, Bobby Holik
Date completed: July 19th, 2021, 2361 days according to Calculator.net
What I've scanned so far: 1990-91 Upper Deck
Thoughts: The set is available with multiple holograms on the back...as much as I want to care about that, I don't, and my set is a mix of all three. If I come across variations in my duplicates I keep them but I don't seek them out. The first Upper Deck set is the first I completed in this sport, and in my 30th anniversary of buying Upper Deck cards...even though I didn't start watching the NHL until late 2016, I actually got to see one of the players in this set in action, live, in Jaromir Jagr.
Favorite memory of the set: For my birthday in 2017, my Mom gave me a copy of the Jagr card, it was the first specific hockey card she bought for me.
Last card needed: #332 Donald Dufresne
Sorry for the crappy picture, my scanner is not plugged in during the course of my typing project.