So many things to write about, so few functioning braincells recently.
I got home from work tonight around midnight and opened a Bikkuriman Pro Yakyu 2008 wafer, as I do every few days now. I'd stopped eating them regularly a few weeks ago, but was still holding out hopes that I'd get a G.G. Satoh sticker so I wouldn't have to go wandering through the dark alleys of hobby shops, looking for memorabilia peddlers with their shiny cartoonish stickers, saying, "hey, man, I'll give you anything for a GG. I'll give you 6 Kazumi Saitohs. I'll give you a Darvish. I'll give you whatever you want, just please make this suffering end!"
And well, finally, my suffering ended, at 12:30am, October 8, 2008. 出た。
By the way, the G.G. Satoh sticker is EASILY the lamest and ugliest one of the entire set, IMO. It doesn't even really look like him. I'm pretty disappointed in general; it feels like an anticlimactic ending after I spent 2 months having every sticker EXCEPT him. The set is overall pretty fantastic, which is why I got so caught up in collecting them a few months ago.
Here's my final tally. If anyone out there is collecting, and needs any of the ones I have insane amounts of doubles of, let me know. I'm pretty open to trades; heck, I ended up giving away a whole bunch of them in the first place.
Giants: Hisanori Takahashi x4, Yoshinobu Takahashi x4, *Shinnosuke Abe x3
Dragons: Kenshin Kawakami x3, Motonobu Tanishige x5, *Hitoki Iwase
Tigers: Keiji Uezono x4, Makoto Imaoka x5, *Kyuji Fujikawa x3
Baystars: Hayato Terahara, Toshihisa Nishi x4, *Shuichi Murata x3
Carp: Kan Ohtake x3, Kenta Kurihara x7, *Katsuhiro Nagakawa x3
Swallows: Hirotoshi Ishii x4, Shinya Miyamoto x3, *Norichika Aoki x3
Fighters: Yu Darvish x2, Atsunori Inaba x3, *Hichori Morimoto x3
Marines: Yoshihisa Naruse x3, Tsuyoshi Nishioka x3, *Tomoya Satozaki x4
Hawks: Takahiro Mahara x5, Hiroki Kokubo x4, *Kazumi Saitoh x7
Eagles: Masahiro Tanaka x3, Yosuke Takasu x4, *Takeshi Yamasaki x2
Lions: Fumiya Nishiguchi x2, G.G. Satoh, *Hiroyuki Nakajima x6
Buffaloes: Daisuke Katoh x3, Tuffy Rhodes x4, *Kazuhiro Kiyohara x4
Maybe I can have a contest, like "write a poem or song about your favorite team or player and I'll send you the team set". That would be pretty funny.
* until Bikkuriman 2009. Plus I still have 8 unopened ones from this year's set left to open and eat. I swear if I get a second GG Satoh I'm going to punch someone, probably Satoh himself.