I consider myself a Luke Hochevar super collector. But, my question is would anyone else?
As of my last count, I have over 160 unique Hochevar cards and 200+ if I am counting doubles. But, according to Beckett, there are 648 unique Hochevar cards that have been released. Which puts me at about 20% of the way to my goal of having one of every Hochevar card released.
I have nearly all of his base cards and am fairly far along in the inserts. Most of the gaps in my collection are low numbered (and multi-numbered, i.e. /25, /50, /100, etc.) autographs, 1/1 cards (including printing plates), and short printed inserts.
I know that 100% is an unattainable goal, but I don't think 50% is unreasonable (especially now that I have to wait until Series 2 and/or Update for his current releases).
I've seen people mention on twitter that they have hundreds and even thousands of cards of a specific player (which is mind blowing to me, considering I probably don't have more than a thousand cards in my entire card collection).
And, at one point in the mid-90s, I would have considered myself a John Stockton super collector (at least for a kid). But I've fallen so far behind in his cards that I don't even want to look up how many of his cards there are now.
So my question is when can a person consider themselves a super collector? Can I continue tracking down missing unique cards or should I start stockpiling duplicates?