So I had decided to collect Seneca Wallace, Michael Bishop, and Rod Smart. Shyrone Stith was in the also ran category but not being collected, and that was that. I went on like this for about a week, and it was pretty nice finding some cool Michael Bishop cards, but I quickly realized that collecting Rod Smart was gonna be tough. To start, he only has 19 cards that aren't 1/1's. In addition, of those 19 a bunch haven't been mentioned online in forever. So...difficulty level high with Mr. Hate Me.
So I had Seneca mostly stalled, Smart mostly stalled, and Bishop going. But I added two guys to have two guys be kinda fluid to start so I went back to a few guys to see if I wanted to change my mind. Woody Dantzler, Jermaine Wiggins, Aveion Cason...and Shyrone Stith.
For Stith, I went to COMC to see the lowest print run stuff available, as it's always nice to know the best cards on the market for a guy right away. There were a few cards /50 as the lowest runs, which isn't terrible, and so I made a mental note. About a half hour later my decision was made...Stith was pretty awesome and seemed like a good guy to collect...and so I went with Stith. Good choice me!
An hour later I come back to COMC...and it's still sorted by print run...but now this supercedes the /50 cards:
So that's pretty awesome, beginning a PC with one of five 1/1's in hand. But COMC gets better. A few days later I'm looking for cards to add to my shipment so it's worth shipping my way, and what should pop up but a Donruss Elite parallel /62:
I also think it's kinda crazy how they put the serial number logo thing on the back bottom of these even though the serial number goes on the front. It bugs me a bit, looks like an incorrect proof or something when really it's just like "crap what do we put in this empty space" design work. I wonder if we'll notice that on the other Elite Stith cards. Only one way to find out I guess...COLLECT THEM ALL!