I could make better use of watch lists. So many of my sets would be completed if I had added them to watch lists on eBay and Yahoo! Japan Auctions. One that I finally added was the 2000 Broccoli Seibu Lions set. I had ended up with nearly a complete set a couple years ago, and for some strange reason I decided to finish it off. I found most of the cards at shops as I've traveled around Japan, but one card remained surprisingly elusive:
The 2000 Broccoli Seibu Lions set has a 99-card base set, a Special insert set, Daisuke Matsuzaka insert set, and the Gold Signature insert set you see above. I have a full set of all of those now!
Given that we're running out of days left in the year, I doubt I'll be able to finish off any other sets before the calendars get tossed. Now I'm curious about which I'll be able to finish first next year!