I bought my first complete baseball card set at a local card shop on France Avenue in Bloomington, MN in 1986. Every year after that I did the same thing, but not at that shop. It was a lot tidier to purchase all at once instead of piecing together one by one, and it resulted in a lot less doubles. (and it might have been cheaper) The annual purchase was done for the last time in 2005. I thought that would be it. But then a couple years ago I saw a Topps complete set for sale at a LCS that was Red Sox themed. I did a little research and found out Topps did that through 2010. So I began looking for good deals to get all the Red Sox themed complete sets. Today in the mail the 2009 version arrived.