It was a couple weeks ago that I found out that I wasn't quite finished.
That's one thing I really like about this hobby...there is always something new to learn. Just when you think you have it all figured out, you find out that you don't.
Browsing the blogs a few weeks ago I came upon a post on the 2004 inserts. I just breezed through it since I already had all the Cubs inserts from 2004. Then I stopped in my tracks.
The insert set that froze me was called Presidential Pastime. Here is card #39, for President #39...
I realized that this isn't officially a Cubs card since Reagan didn't actually play for the Cubs. But he's wearing a Cubs jacket and that is good enough for me.
Once I saw the card, I knew that I needed it. It was off to Sportlots. Just about every presidental card was available except for #39. Rats. Next was a trip to the Beckett Marketplace. They had a couple...for $8 to $10 plus shipping. Yikes. I'm not sure if it was a short-print or if there were lots of Reagan fans that grabbed the cards in 2004, but it was turning into a much more difficult and expensive hunt.
The quest continued at COMC. Again, lots of the other presidents but no Reagan. Finally I hit Ebay and found one at a slightly better price that the Beckett prices.
I now have the inserts finished....until I find another I missed!