Ever had this happen to your Registry set?
So, you spend a lot of time (years) and money to put together a Registry set and finally get the 106 cards required and reach 100%. You continue to search for obscure cards and have the few you find added to the composition. You are 100% for years, but you know of 1 or 2 cards that would fit the Master set and be accepted by PSA to be included into the composition. You know there are about 8 cards in PSA slabs, and the 2nd is all but non-existent, a few of the first card are in Registry sets, so you know those won't ever get turned loose. You still search and search.
So, along comes a composition change out of the blue. Yup, somebody submits a card to PSA and its the card you've searched high and low for and PSA adds the card. Well, the big issue is that whoever did this, is NOT collecting the set. Had the person been a collector of the set, no problem, but this is not the case. At least half of the set in question could be obtained over night, easy to do.
It will more than likely either take a very, very long time, if ever, to find a card to match the composition. I actually doubt that I'll ever find it, it is indeed very, very rare. I have no clue what people who do things like this are thinking. Obviously it has impacted me, and had to be done with a malicious thought process, or they just didn't care.
I was reluctant to post this, I didn't want to sound too whiney, whiney, but felt I had to vent, and wanted to know if and how often this might have happened to other collectors.
The set took me over 6 years to finish. Venezuelan cards are not easy to come by, raw, half ripped, or otherwise.
So, if you're reading this, I hope you got the thrill you were seeking.