Friday, September 30, 2011

Mustache Love from Reader Steve

Reader Steve once again sent me a HUGE stack of mustache cards for my Mustache Set.  He has done this periodically since I announced the set's inception early this year and each package has been more than spectacular.

Here are some of the cards that didn't make it into the set for various reasons.

As I was sorting through the cards, I decided it was time to lift the veil of secrecy a little and give a taste of what the Mustache Set is all about.

The short story is this:  I am building a Mustache Franken-Set.

That's right, my goal is to build a set of cards numbered 1-700ish of only mustache cards.  While I won't reveal my reasons for doing this just yet, I wanted to put up a want list of the few gaps I have left.

As of today, I still need the following cards:

16, 55, 216, 220, 265, 400, 433, 435, 448, 454, 479, 533, 537, 548, 558, 564, 569, 586, 593, 596, 616, 635, 641, 644, 648, 650, 655, 659, 662, 663, 665, 669, 670, 677, 678, 680, 681, 683, 684, 686, 688, and 699.

As you can see, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with this set.  And should I complete it, this will actually be the first set of cards I've ever put together.

My goal is to have the set completed by the time I start posting scans of the set at the beginning of November.  If you have any of the above cards, please send them my way.  And any donations toward the set will be rewarded at a later date.

Also, as with any good Franken-Set, this one is constantly evolving, which means that even if there is a card already in the binder for a particular number, it's place isn't set in stone (which is a round-about way of saying that any and all mustache cards are always accepted and appreciated).

This set would not be close to being complete without the generosity of the card collecting community and readers like Steve.  So thanks for the help.  I am so excited for the Mustache Set reveal and I hope that this glimpse into my crazy collection is getting you excited as well.

1 comment:

Johngy said...

Hey, if you send me your address, I can shave off some of your list (sorry, just realized that bad pun).
Johngy1 at aol