My Completed Sets

by Billy Kingsley - 241 cards (Last updated on Sep 3, 2020)

41. 1999-00 Upper Deck Legends #5 Bill Russell

I completed this set on 1/15/04.

42. 2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #21 Ndudi Ebi

At only 60 cards, this is the smallest pack issued basketball set I'm aware of, although I'm not too familiar with late 06-07 through 2010-11 releases. I find this kind of short set to be kind of pointless, but I did complete the base set from a single box on 2/7/04.

43. 1996-97 Bowman's Best #R23 Kobe Bryant

My favorite time period in cards NBA basketball cards are 1989-98, they never were as good after the first lockout in my opinion. This was a popular set when it first came out, and I finally completed it on 3/19/04. This encompasses the veterans, rookies and retro subset, all of which carry a seperate number system.

44. 1990-91 Fleer #30 Scottie Pippen

The last Fleer set to only have one issue until the lockout, I finally completed it on 3/24/04. I think this was the last card I needed but I didn't take note of which card it was at the time so I can't be 100% sure.

45. 2003 Press Pass Optima #7 Jeff Gordon

Another box with another set. Completed 4/13/04.

46. 2002-03 SP Authentic #143 Yao Ming

This set is one of my more challenging highlights- it's the only set I've completed that has serial numbered cards and autographs as part of the base set. I'm not a fan of that concept, but when I did my boxes - I did 2 when it was new- I pulled this Yao Ming card. At the time, it was THE card from the set...and by pulling it, I actually had a chance to complete the set, with no super expensive cards standing in my way. (Luckily, I was able to secure the Amare Stoudemire card before it took off pricewise) I finally completed the set on 4/15/04. By the way, I did this all without an Ebay account!

47. 1976-77 Topps #51 Ticky Burden

I really am not a big fan of these large cards- impossible to store with the rest of my collection. So of course it's natural that I would find a dealer who wanted to leave the hobby and just sell the stuff cheap to be done with it! Between April and May 2004 I picked up 6 complete vintage sets from this dealer, and all but three of the cards from 1986-87 Fleer (the Jordan is one I didn't get) I got this set on 4/18/04. I chose this card because...based on some research I've done on the Database, this is the only card this player ever recieved, making him the only one in the set.

48. 1981 TCMA #25 George Yardley

Another vintage set from the vintage dealer. I know this set is less than 100 cards, and I think it may have been issued as a factory set, but I really just don't know so I included it.

49. 2004 Press Pass #34 Kenny Wallace

I completed this one on 4/24/04. I don't remember how.

50. 2003 Press Pass #19 Terry Labonte

I backtracked a season and completed the 2003 set three days after the 2004 set.



Feb 10, 2014 - 8:22PM
As a straight up baseball guy (who briefly dabbled in football and basketball-don't know where those went), it's fascinating to me what people collect. Nice list. V3
Apr 26, 2014 - 8:22AM
Great list!
Mar 20, 2015 - 1:25PM
Cool list and achievements.
Feb 1, 2016 - 7:37AM
Set #1 is my favorite. I have 25 of those cards and hopefully will get the whole set one day. Great era of Monster Truck racing. Great list.
Apr 8, 2016 - 4:49AM
The trade with Billy for his last card to complete his 158th set was my first trade on the DB. Nice list Billy.
Jun 9, 2016 - 10:51AM
Billy Kingsley
I JUST now saw all your comments, thanks folks!
Aug 20, 2016 - 6:45PM
I had no idea that a Bill & Ted card set existed. Very cool!
Sep 19, 2016 - 9:47PM
The Marvel Universe cards...I wasn't ever into comics, but most of the boys in my class were collecting these cards, so I did as well. Everybody was trading and working on sets...and chasing those holograms!
Apr 2, 2017 - 6:13PM

Man, Billy! I get excited about basketball everytime I read a list of yours. I didn't see 90-91 Skybox or Hoops as completed. Are they, but just not logged in?

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:54AM
Billy Kingsley

Dave, most excellent! 

Kin, still chasing those holograms myself!

Commish, I have not completed Skybox yet, but I did complete Hoops, I forgot to list it on here though!

Jan 23, 2018 - 4:47AM

It's surprising to me how very few of MY very few sets are in your list! In NASCAR, I saw 2010 Legends on the list. I pulled that whole set from one hobby box. 2009 Press Pass Racing, I still have an unopened factory set of that as a freebie from D&A Cardworld. 1996 UD Road to the Cup Racing, you just sent me the next to last card I need to complete that set about a month ago, but still missing that last one.

Where are the NBA sets that I actually own? I HAD the 92-93 sets of Skybox and UD until someone stole a bunch of my cards. I actually had almost every complete set released for NBA cards that season. I picked specific sets to replace the missing cards from those years and re-completed the full Stadium Club and Ultra sets. I kept/re-completed a few of the insert sets from various brands for that year too. BUT, I mostly traded away cards from anything that year to finish my Club and Ultra sets. I also have the 1994-95 Ultra set and the Series 2 set of 1997-98 Z-Force (loved that brand).

Back to the Marvel cards mentioned before, 1990 Impel Marvel Universe is the TOP non-sport set that I would love to complete! The holograms are RARE and I have 2 of them already. But I loved the design so much that I went after the 1991 Impel Marvel Universe set hard when it was released and it still took me 15 years to get the last two base cards I needed to complete that set. I completed the 5-card hologram set LONG before I completed the base set!!!

I haven't even mentioned my MLB/NFL complete sets or the other NASCAR sets I've completed. I generally don't go after complete sets, but when I get close enough or really like the set, I'll try to complete it.


Jan 23, 2018 - 5:33PM
Billy Kingsley

That's the neat thing about the hobby, odds are nobody's collection will be exactly the same. If I had lots of money I'd complete a lot more sets, LOL!

I'm curious to see what my first completed Hockey set will be. I know I have two factory sets waiting to be opened so I could make it one of them pretty easily, but I don't want to do that just yet...

Jun 6, 2019 - 11:34AM

This is a very cool list Billy.  As very much a non-set collector I am always fascinated by the people who go after complete sets and how they go about competing them.  That is something I could never do, and that's ok.  My collection is on random, always has been always will.

Jun 6, 2019 - 10:50PM
Billy Kingsley

Oh there's a ton of randomness to my collection. It's just really luck when I do complete a set these days!

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