I'm not sure which card blogger coined the phrase "Joy of a Complete Set" I seem to think it was Doug The Night Owl. I could be wrong I often am. Anyway I have reached some joy. I am there with the 1965 Topps Baseball Senators Team set. So I am celebrating the "Joy of a Complete TEAM Set" (almost 50 years later).
OK so here is the Complete 1965 Topps Baseball Senators Team Set:
038 Jim King
056 Ron Kline
086 Les "Buster" Narum
099 Gil Hodges MGR
129 Bernnie Daniels
148 Willie Kirkland
152 Phil Ortega
181 Senators Rookies: Don Loun, Joe McCabe RC
224 Bob Chance
233 Don Zimmer
252 Pete Richert
267 Senators Team Card
284 Nick Willhite
304 Dave Stenhouse
319 Ken McMullen
336 Woodie Held
394 Jim Hannan
417 Ed Brinkman
445 Don Lock
466 Senators Rookies: Pete Craig, Dick Nen RC
496 Joe Cunningham
523 Mike Brumley SP
574 Roy Sievers
As you can see I scanned them the hard way (the way I usually do), individually not in the plastic sheets. I didn't put them in the sheet pages yet when I scanned them, because I put them in with the rest of the set.
When I was first composing this post I had just technically "completed" the team set, but needed to upgrade one of the cards. The first copy of card 21 Don Blasingame I got is in a very low grade (condition I should say since they are all ungraded raw, UGH modern collecting terminology minutia) due to some paper debris on the back from when the card was glued onto a piece of paper in a notebook or binder of some kind.
The Front isn't too hot either there is some scuffing on his hat in the top right corner. Looks like he is growing moss on his hat.
As you saw with the above team set pics I got an upgrade to the Blasingame card.
1965 Topps Baseball 21 Don Blasingame Senators
I still need to finish the full 1965 Topps Baseball set. As of this writing I have 157 of 598 (599) cards for the full flagship set. I have a separate binder for my SF'65 (or S4'65) set build. That is an improvement over having them all over the place in a couple of boxes and loose card piles laying wherever. I have left space in the pages for the missing cards to file into place when I get them. Many times for many sets I don't do that until the set is well over 50-75% done, since sometimes it takes years and years for me to even get back to actively building ancient sets. At least I only do one card per pocket, haven't done the two per pocket since the late '80s.
Sadly there are no "Joy of a complete page" milestones yet. The closest is a page that has 7 cards in it. Two more to go Woo Who! (#s 37 & 41). Sadly there are also 4 completely empty sheets/pages, and many many pages with just one maybe two cards in them. I don't think I am any closer to finishing any of the other teams just yet. Those will not be mentioned on this blog though, you got to go to my other blog for that if I notice those milestones.
So far all the set additions have been through purchases no RACs yet.. Still waiting on some cards I had bought from a guy on one of the card forums. I had to send him a money order he doesn't Paypal. I think I overpaid only four common cards (Damn Yankees) for $25 delivered.