The 2011 Upper Deck Canvas cards are a nice parallel in hand. You can't see the texture very well in the scan, but definitely noticeable in hand.
As for the 2013 Artifacts Phaneuf - I love these Artifact cards. One of my favorite Artifact designs. Simple, feels like an artifact, nice and simple use of foil stamping...I have nothing bad to say about it, other than Phaneuf not being my favourite Leaf.
I can appreciate good cards, even if I don't collect them personally. Today's Santa Lot 20 highlight is a string of cards from 2007 Topps football which contain all pro bowlers and league leaders.
Definite star power in these cards, not surprising given the subject matter. Always curious if, even though these cards are base cards, whether they print slightly less of the "within base insert sets" if you know what I mean. I am not a fan of any short printing in base sets, but curious if it happens.
Yeah - none - kinda stinks...
Continue to add to the 2003-04 SP Authentic basketball set which seems to be coming together for the most part...we will see if tomorrow brings more...
Summary (through 2040 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||82||3|
|Doubles Inserts / Var||15||19||34|