My card budget probably appreciates it, but it's had a major impact on my overall influx of cards. But of course the internet is always there to help scratch that itch. But even then, finding cards I want has been a challenge. I've picked off almost all the low hanging fruit on COMC, and new cards being listed are usually higher than what they're worth in my eyes and the cards still on the site never seem to budge from their inflated prices.
So with the Pirates pickups slowed, I'm working on catching up on some other cardboard related projects.
And right at the top of that list is my 2000 Topps Chrome Refractor set. Every time I ask myself why I decided to even attempt this set, I look at the cards and remember. It's just a beautiful set, and whether it's reality or perception, the older refractors just seem to have so much more "shine" than the stock used on refractors since the early 2010's.
To update my long neglected updating of this set on the blog, this bumps us up to 10/478 cards in the set, a whopping 2%. I'm hoping to post some of the other 2000 refractors I've added over the past year to get my progress up to date. In the mean time, enjoy the shiny!