So, what do I mean by that? My stated collection goal is to own at least one card from each set produced in each year. Since it's my goal, I get to set the parameters. I'm pretty much talking about sets of major league players released by the major card producers. Although I like to get odd-ball cards (like those produced by food companies and the like) I don't include them. It's too much effort to track all that stuff. Plus, it's a hard enough goal. By my count, there were 52 unique types of cards produced in 1991. That includes all the major releases (Bowman, Donruss, Fleer, Leaf, Score, Stadium Club, Studio, Topps, Ultra and Upper Deck) plus inserts included in those releases, update sets (which I count separately) and some other odds and ends. Last week I acquired the last two cards I needed.
1991 Classic III #52 Greg Maddux
1991 Classic I #73 Mark McGwire
I'm not sure that the Classic sets are much remembered today but they were widely available at the time which is why I've included them in my want list.
1991 Score Mantle #2 Mickey Mantle - Triple Crown
I've been concentrating my buying the past few years on new issues. This year, I'm going to cut back on new stuff and start trying to complete my early 1990 releases. I just bought a bunch of 1992 issues on eBay which I'll have posted in a week or so.
I am considering running a series (5-6 posts) to highlight my 1991 collection.