Saturday, June 27, 2009

Welcome to Angels Master Set!

Hi there, and welcome to my blog, Angels Master Set. I'm Lance Karutz, native son of Anaheim and diehard fan of the Anaheim Angels. Like a lot of people, I collect baseball cards. But rather than go overboard, I only collect one team from one set from one brand: Topps regular issue Angels cards and their inserts. Over the next few months, I'll be setting up to display my collection.

Why do I think my collection is worth having its own website? Because I have almost every Angels card ever to be found in a regular Topps pack. I started this collection in the Spring of 2002 mostly as a fun thing to do, but also so I could learn more about the history of the team and its players. I've spent countless hours of research making sure that my checklist is complete, and a ridiculous amount of money trying to get every card available. Here are my totals so far:

regular and team set cards: 1628/1628 - 100%
inserts: 432/471 - 91.7%
total: 2060/2099 - 98.1%

I'll have the website up soon and will blog about each set I put up, so please check back often. Every once in a while I'll throw in some posts about my why certain cards are in my collection, my thoughts on what should and shouldn't be on my checklist, and my experiences as an Angels fan (like the time I confronted Arte Moreno about the name change). I hope you enjoy this walk through the history of the Angels.


  1. Lance, Great job getting your master set up on the web. I know the time and dedication you've put into acquiring all these cards and it's a real testatment to greatness. Lars

  2. Thank you, my friend. I'm planning on kicking things into the next gear next week, and get the '61s scanned and posted. Once I figure out a good rhythym to updates, this blog should fill up fast.

  3. Lancelot, post this on

    Maybe someone on there might be able to help.