I never have. Chance favours the prepared mind and all that. But sometimes... sometimes odd little things happen that appear to be a coincidence.
I'm not sure what to call these oddities... so maybe I'll just show you an example.
As most of you know, I build the OPC set every year. This year I was actually serious about it, unlike last year.
This year, I went all in, actively trading and seeking out others to trade with rather than waiting passively.
Card shops, card shows, online, whatever... I wanted to finish this set, short prints and all.
And I did. Quite quickly and cost efficiently I might add. Not only did I finish the base set with SP's (1-600) I finished the sticker insert set (1-100) and.... AND... the retro parallel set with SP's (1-600).
I actually finished all of this quite awhile ago. But a little thing called laziness stopped me from
bragging posting about it until now.
What does all this have to do with coincidence?
Well here is the card, the last card, I needed to complete the regular OPC base set, including the high number SP's.
Card #498. A base checklist. Not even a short print. You'd think I would at least need a short print.
and here is the card I needed, the last card I needed, to finish off the retro parallel set with short prints.
Card #498 A base checklist. Not even a short print. And yes, the same damn checklist I needed for the regular set.
But I guess hard work pays off in the end.
Chance favours the prepared mind and all that.