This is shameful that this project seems to have disappeared from the spotlight and forgotten. Nobody will even comment now. Who has all the cards now? Who is "in charge"? Why is this not being closed up, auctioned and donated after years of sitting stagnant? At this rate, the set MIGHT be ready to auction by 2056! #FAIL!
As one of the top 3 donators, please tell me how you have the right to comment on the set. I searched the donators list and did not see your name on it. You see fail, I see ongoing effort for 2 last cards that are nearly impossible to get as they were stadium giveaways, not packed out cards.
From what I understand the set is complete but some of the cards are less than mint. If so put it up for auction noting the damaged cards get what you can get, and call it a win.
I checked with Meliah TODAY, and this is not correct. The missing cards are actually missing and have been since day 1. Again they are the stadium giveaways and are impossible to find. And yes, I spoke with Chris from Upper Deck at the National in Baltimore in 2012. He is fully aware of our effort, and confirmed that UD does NOT have any cards in their inventory that could help us. All were distributed.
I remember that the few cards that were not nm/mt were deliberately destroyed. Hopefully I am wrong. Meliah has the cards when he quit being a mod some years ago.
Sorry, no cards were destroyed, just a few replaced. The last 2 missing are truly missing. Leonof NJ has one of the others that needs to get into the set. Meliah has them all safe and organized, waiting for either the last 2 or a decision to be made on when to send what we have to auction.
A couple of years ago, the top donators and the MOD team took a vote about sending the set in to auction incomplete. Some wanted to send it as is and some wanted to complete it. In the time that we have been working on this, I have only seen a handful keep looking, David K, LeonofNJ, Anglionmics and myself, on a regular basis across many trade sites and ebay. We haven't given up, it's just that these last 2 are not showing up anywhere. Did anyone here go to the Yankees games in 2008 and early 2009 where these were handouts at the gates? Care to check to see if you have these 2?
Also, please keep in mind that we are going to have to figure a way to get these all to the auction. That is going to be very expensive just for the shipping, and I haven't seen anyone offering up any help.
Please if you are going to comment, please offer support and help for the project, not negative remarks or incorrect info. If you have leads on where or who has these last 2 cards, that would be appreciated. We still have over 100 duplicates that we would trade for either one of the last 2.
Does anyone have any positive ideas for these?