I showed some of the sets I've been working on with other posts but there were some other sets that the most recent COMC order got me closer to...and even a couple it finished off completely!
The next set is one I have been meaning to do a bigger post on for a couple years now but have not set aside the time to write it yet. This is the Rookie Reprints from the 1996-97 Topps Stars (as well as Topps and Stadium Club) sets. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, this was a major key event for me in learning the history of my new sport, which I started following halfway through the 49th season. As part of the celebration Topps issued a set reprinting the rookie cards of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players. I can't afford some of the original cards, and with how these have gone since the pandemic boom I can't afford the reprints in some cases either. I mostly worked on the basic set...
Unfortunately I missed the factory set that year, the only year of the MVP Factory Set I don't have, which is sad because it's my favorite MVP set and I love parallels, and that provides 250 of them in one place. I don't want to buy random cards from it, I want to find a complete factory set at some point, but my hopes of that are dwindling as the hobby remains somewhat crazy. Not giving up hope yet but the last couple of times I checked there were none for sale on Ebay.
I also nabbed one of the insert parallels, in this obviously numbered, die cut Mika Zibanejad from the Colors and Contours parallel of the Stanley Cup Edition insert. It's a 100 card set, and this is my second, so 98 to go...however, it's another set I don't expect to complete because I don't have any of the big names like McDavid, Matthews, Ovechkin, Crosby, etc.. This card features full holofoil so it looks a lot better in person.
If you read the post about the printing plates I bought you'll see a base card and a parallel from the 2019-20 MVP set as well.
The only other sets I worked on were the automotive sets which I've already shown so I won't show them again now. Thanks for reading!