On a similar note, I don't expect to hit a home run with every Santa Lot 20 I bring up here. Some times there are decent cards, some new, some I collect, some I have never seen, etc. Today just some solid base cards - some I'll keep and some that I won't, but all are decent as base cards - different sports, different designs, different approaches to presenting the info, but all preserving a little piece of history.
Other than the horizontal design, good basic full pictures:
I think I've said a couple times before, Victory is a nice little set aimed, I think, at kids and starting collectors. The designs are straightforward and can be simple, but they present the player in simple form, provide pronunciation help on the names of the players, are not overwhelming with stats on the back showing 5 years (not my personal preference, but I understand why) and it works on not overwhelming a new collector.
In bigger numbers, the 2006 Score Select cards do look nice - I can see a binder of these being very classy and shiny in look. Even in the scan below, it looks like the Lundy Topps card knows it doesn't below in the same scan and is trying to leave. I do miss that the background is very faded and fades away completely to the top of the card, but can understand the look they are going for with the overwhelming shine...
Specific Accomplishments (through 2420 cards):
|- Completed 2007-08 Upper Deck McDonald's Checklist Subset (6 cards)|
|Hockey||Baseball||Basketball||Football||Austin Powers||ET||Star Wars||Rocky||KISS||Clue|
|Inserts / Var Kept||90||4|
|Doubles Inserts / Var||17||24||37|