Friday, April 4, 2014

Joy Of A Completed Set: 2012 Sega Card Gen

I'm not sure who came up with the title "Joy Of A Completed Set" but whoever you are, I owe you a card.
Anyway, after two years of working on the 2012 Sega Card Gen set, I'm finally finished! Last week I noticed that two of the very last Sega Card Gen cards I needed were on eBay (and yes, they were sold by the guy who always sells SCG cards) and although they were pricey ($24 bucks for 2 freaking cards!?!) it was all for greater good as I can finally put the base set to rest.

And what where those cards that cost me $10 each you may ask?


Well the first one is Gio Gonzalez.


The second is former Yankees farmhand Tyler Clippard.
For whatever reason, the Nationals in 2012 Sega Card Gen are really hard to come across. Especially these two. In fact, these two cards were basically the reason this set took two years to complete. I managed to get all of the other cards in a matter of months but these cards took years.

But I have them now and that's all that matters. And because I finally have all 408 base cards in 2012 Sega Card Gen, I'm going to show the rest of them all in this post. I'll be going in the order these cards are arranged in on the checklist (which itself is in alphabetical order, American League teams first, Nationals League teams never, er, I mean second).
BTW, I'm sorry if some of the cards are hard to see. I kinda scanned everything in a hurry and wasn't expecting all these size differences.

Baltimore Orioles: Cards 1-14

Boston Red Sox: Cards 15-28

Cleveland Indians: Cards 29-43

Chicago White Sox: Cards 44-55

Detroit Tigers: Cards 56-70

Kansas City Royals: Cards 71-83

Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Cards 84-100

Minnesota Twins: 101-113

New York Yankees: Cards 114-128

Oakland Athletics: 129-138

Seattle Mariners: Cards 139-150

Tampa Bay Rays: Cards 151-164

Texas Rangers: Cards 165-179

Toronto Blue Jays: Cards 180-194

Arizona Diamondbacks: Cards 195-209

Atlanta Braves: Cards 210-223

Chicago Cubs: Cards 224-234

Cincinnati Reds: Cards 234-246

Colorado Rockies: Cards 247-260

Houston Astros: Cards 261-271

Los Angeles Dodgers: Cards 272-283

Miami Marlins: Cards 284-298

Milwaukee Brewers: Cards 299-311

New York Mets: Cards 312-325

Philadelphia Phillies: Cards 326-339

Pittsburgh Pirates: Cards 340-353

San Diego Padres: Cards 354-367

San Francisco Giants: Cards 368-380

St. Louis Cardinals: Cards 381-395

Washington Nationals: 396-408

Now that the 2012 SCG base set is done. I might (MIGHT) go after the exchange cards/short prints. I won't be going after the 60-card foil variation subset though, that's too expensive.
And for those of you who are wondering, I will NOT be going after the 2013 SCG set or the 2014 SCG set. In fact, I can safely say that I'll probably never chase another full set for a product that has over 50 cards ever again.

Now before I end this post, I'd just like to thank everybody who's helped me build this set and those of you who've supported me during this journey. And finally, in order to celebrate this joyous occasion, I'll be hosting my very first contest (as a blogger anyway). I haven't decided what I plan to do just yet, but look out for my contest post sometime tomorrow or on Sunday.

As always, thanks for stopping by and take care :).


  1. Oooh I gotta track down that Pineda.

    1. You might be able to find one on eBay in the future. Good luck on your search (I'll keep my eye out for an extra Pineda for you).

  2. Congrats on your accomplishment! You've lived my dream.

  3. Congratulations! I have never seen those cards in all this time I've spent looking for you. I think putting together a set like this is a completely different ballgame from pack-based sets. Topps, Panini, and Upper Deck base singles are usually readily available, though Panini inserts seem to be surprisingly tough to find online (or overpriced).

    I am doing Calbee this year, bag by bag, though singles for Calbee are easier to find than CardGen too. If there's going to be a year 4 in Japan, and a 2015 CardGen set, I might put one together myself.

    Remember I have a few 2013 CardGens for you here! Have you heard anything about 2014 cards yet? I didn't see anything on the website when I looked but it's hard to tell.

    1. Thanks Ryan, good luck with your Calbee set. I probably won't be as hard as Card Gen but it probably won't be easy either.

      And don't worry I haven't forgotten about the '13 Card Gens. As for 2014, I haven't heard anything official yet but then again I didn't hear anything about 2013 Card Gen until late July so I'm guessing it'll be just as late this year.

  4. Congratulations. Very nice set.. I'll have to get my hands on some sox cards

    1. Thanks Mark. I'll see if I have any extra BoSox left...