I was looking at my want lists the other day and realized how stagnant they have become. I have been neglecting my set needs while adding to my Hall of Fame baseball collection. I needed to knock some numbers off of as many lists as possible so I can maybe, finally, make some room for new sets. It has become increasingly difficult to find what I need at card shows, so completing some of my sets might push me toward looking into something different.
One set that I have been working on forever, and will continue to work on until I magically find an affordable copy of the Yogi Berra RC is my 1948 Bowman set. The set has a very low card count, only 48 of them, but man oh man, look at the big names who have 'rookie cards' in the set: Stan Musial, Bob Feller, Warren Spahn, Red Schoendienst, Ralph Kiner, Yogi Berra... etc etc. I got lucky on all of those except the Yogi. I'm waiting on him. Until then, I have to chip away at the other guys in the set. One such card I was able to get off of Sportlots for $10.00. The card is in rough shape, but they all have to be in order for me to afford them. I am, of course, talking about the below card #41, Rex Barney.
I now have 21 of the 48 cards needed to complete the set, or 44%. I'm slowly getting there. If only I could find that Berra.