As a few of you probably know, I stopped collecting the TCG and only focus on collecting the pokemon topps sets. It’s been a great experience so far and has proved to be a lot more challenging than I could have thought. I just wanted to complete a collection that no one else ever has, and I am getting close do completing the collection of all the English topps cards in existence, just around 4300 cards. Also collecting the non english too but those are on the backburner.
That brings me to the chrome series 1 and series 2 sets. Apart from a few of the really obscure variants of other sets, these two sets are probably around the hardest to complete. For instance, I only know of one individual in all of my searching that has a complete series 1 set and no complete series 2 sets. If they are out there, the people owning them are just not active. Here’s a little bit of info to show how interesting the set is.
These are the four insert sets that are a part of both series 1 and series 2. They are from left to right, base, spectra, sparkle, and tekno. The last three can be identified by indicating text on the back.
The Series 1 set consists of pokemon #1-78 and Series 2 consists of pokemon #79-151
Here is an example of the series 1 box
and Series 2 box
Each box comes with 30 packs of 5 cards
There are usually 2 teknos, 3 sparkles, and 15 spectras per box. So on top of low production number, especially series 2, you have to open at a bare minimum of 40 boxes per series to complete the set.
My goal, of course has been to complete both sets. Over the course of the last two years, I have purchased, traded and scoured the internet to turn up everything that I could. I have made pretty significant progress, but there is still work ahead.
I have had help from one or two members here on this forum, espicially @gottaketchumall .
Here is an album of what I have so far
Checklist: Quest Complete!
Last few English cards that I need
Black Logo Rainbow Sand
Black Logo Silver Smooth(Rogue)
I need non English topps cards!!