Thursday, May 28, 2020

Two baseball sets a plenty

Today, some cards from two well traveled baseball card sets - 1989 Donruss and 1989 Topps. Jeff Scott had a good 1,500 cards or so in total from both sets. I am not going subject all of them to scanning, bu instead will just highlight what I am keeping - Jays, a couple inserts, some error cards, and some base set wants filled from 1989 Donruss.

Since I have 1989 Topps completed, but did still need some 1989 Donruss base cards...

A few Jays in here which I probably have, but want to ensure they make it to the set collection rather than the team collection. Going through, my guess is that the Griffey Jr. rookie is likely to be the last card I get, though down to about 70 cards left that I need.

So...Jays...don't really "need" any as I have complete sets but plenty of help...

Nice adds, even if they may be nothing new.

Some inserts (and Diamond Kings, because I lover those subsets).

Then we end with a few error cards that I didn't yet have from these them additions on working for a master set.

A quick run through, and plenty of dupes if anyone is missing anything from these sets, I may just have it - from Jeff, to me, to you!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hit the (Upped) Deck

I did osomething like this going through a bunch of the O Pee Chee hockey cards Jeff Scott passed along, so I figure, why not cover a bunch of the Upper Deck sets as well.

With Upper Deck being the flagship set many of the last years, I tend to add the flagship as a set to slowly collect, even if I don't have much from the set. As you can see, odds and ends here from 1990 on to mid-2010s.

Even end up with a couple Leaf keepers. I know last time I picked up that Marner card, I noted how nice the blues play on it, and yeah, seeing it again now, still holds so very true.

A couple insert keepers - there may be a few others, they just weren't pulled with the base cards I picked up to go through. The Upper Deck card here is annoying as the Upper Deck Inserts card were put in the SP product, and that kind of cross card set collecting is a faux pas I dislike. Heck, call it a high numbered set and put them out with the series one and two product or something in mixed packs of base product.

As for those needing homes...

The bulk of the cards here are 2018-19 Upper Deck which just wasn't a design I was crazy for. It's fine, but maybe a bit too white overall, but otherwise, not one I am overly interested in - so if anyone is, let me know.

Solid overall, and tomorrow, I am going to turn to 2 sets from the Jeff Scott cards, and only scan the ones I am keeping because there are about 1,500 cards between the two sets, and they are not ones people have huge interest in seeing, thought if you are missing any cards from those sets, just let me know when we get there...tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Shine it up real nice

I can appreciate a nice shiny card, be it metallic shine, glossy, or some combination of the two. Sure, it's not going to remind you of vintage cards from the 1950s or 1960s (or really, even up through the 80s), but they have their own place.

So, in the search of a theme, I pulled enough pieces of such sets from the Jeff Scott cards to take a look at and share today. Didn't figure so many would be ones I would keep as I don't generally collect cards from these sets, but so be it.

A good handful of base card needs for a couple sets slowly being worked on, including a trio of goalies. I like the beveled look of the Prizm cards, even though they don't have a beveled feel. Still, a design that, you lose the action shot on, but the metallic look is solid.

So I think these are all insert sets - though the Topps Gold Label below is just confusing.

Stadium Club chrome I can get behind, and the acetate inserts are always awesome, but what is Gold Label thinking. I was confused trying to figure these out between the different "Class" levels and different parallels. I don't know, but another reason I wouldn't care much about a product that is confusing with the checklist....Panini...I am looking at almost every prduct you put out....ever.

Okay, a parallel SN'd to 99 is awesome no matter what, but this one makes me wonder how great the blue Maple Leaf ones would be lie. Will have to check those out!

That actually doesn't leave too much for moving, but here they are...

Panini Elite....alright, and the Select are another good chrome type set...with bonus marks for a Nordique card.

Overall - love getting these odds and sods packages because it is fun to go through and see cards/sets you don't see a lot of, and discover some new sets you may not have come across (for better or worse), or in this case, pick up more cards you didn't know you were collecting per se with the inserts

Monday, May 25, 2020

A bunch of O Pee Chee

This is going to be a picture heavy post as I share a number of sets, well, pieces of different O Pee Chee sets from the cards Jeff Scott provided.

We start with a lone Leaf card. Can understand why most wouldn't consider it a Leaf card, but I go both uniform or team association on the card as being a Leaf, so fits for me.

Of the set building, only one set these touch on that I was slowly working on. Reason generally being that O Pee Chee sets are typically huge, say 600 cards, and since I don't really get big lots, or buy boxes, I don't usually come across a good start to want to try and collect the rest.

A few different insert cards that I do enjoy, mostly retro parallels, but even a stick Sedin.

As for the rest, which I hope to find homes they are (and a single Topps card that snuck in too...)

Yes - quite a jump in years there. I think there may be a few O Pee Chee in between, but not many...will have to see as I get to the rest.

Phew! Anything you like, let me know, I will see what is still unaccounted for!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Something Blue and Something Pacific

I promised more cards from what Steven from sent m way, so let's take a look at the rest of the hockey cards...

We get, as usual, a wide range of Leafs including some early 90s American Score, and my first '95-'96 Select parallel which scans with almost a shiny green colour to it.

As I picked up a few a few years ago from the Santa Lot of cards, these Ultra gold medallion actually get me closer to a team set of the gold medallion variety. Three greats too with Belfour (great as a Leaf, best as a Hawk), Sundin (great as a Nordique, best as a Leaf) and Lindros (player for the Leafs, bst for Philly).

We also get a couple Panini Crown Royale cards. I remember the early 2000 Pacific versions, but hadn't realized these were redone at all by Panini. There are so many sets I am sure I still don't know about.

The Leaf parade ends with...

So four more die cuts and my first three SN to 99 parallels from the centennial set. I still have a bunch of short prints from the base set to collect (I have 51 of the 100), a bunch of die cuts (I have 33 of 100) and now I have 3 blue exclusive SN99 cards of the 200 from that parallel.

Yeah, not going to be trying that master set thank you, but still enjoy getting more from this set.

Another great bunch of cards from baseballcardstoreca who is also on with that user name.

I have a bunch of Jays to go through, but work has me slammed so, probably not until next weekend to share the baseball portion, but will definitely share as soon as I can!

Also - another set of cards to share from Jeff Scott's pile - 2002-03 Pacific. Pacific was ahead of it's time in design in a lot of ways. These cards and set have a good Upper Deck vibe.

First, there were a few insert keepers...

The red parallels are slightly different, as was done in Pacific, with the name and foil done in red instead of silver.

The insert sets here are alright with Impact Zone and Maximum Impact - an impactful duo of insert sets apparently.

The base cards looking for new homes (with most of them already finding one...)

The design is pretty good, with minimal interference with good photography.

Well, no Leaf cards as I think I aready received most of them, but we do have a couple photbombing Leafs here.

Not a bad set overall, and very Pacific in look and design, especially for a flagship set. I wasn't a fan of many of the uniform changes - like Calgary, or even LA with the purple and black, but many of these were a phase that were grown out of.