As much as we have seen a lot of 2004-05 Ultra basketball, including a couple Gold Medallion cards, but this is the first Platinum version. As you can see, they are serial numbered to 100 whereas the Gold versions aren't.
Though these aren't serial numbered, these inserts are really nice in hand. Not to mention it is Messier.
So, this would normally be a great highlight card, except there seems to be a bit missing from the card. I guess the gold foil rubbed and scratched off the front of the card - you can hardly tell who the player is by the name, anyway. Not to mention the triangular design which is supposed to go over the position and number.
Though I may not be a big fan of the Heroes and Prospect sets, atleast these are coming from a new one we haven't seen. Add in that, and a Guy LaFleur (who looks extremely young - wow), and they are alright I guess...
Good thing the Mellanby is a duplicate because the damage will have it go to my son. As for the Ultra cards, the string of them are atleast ones that I haven't seen yet, filling a hole in the missing cards for the base set.
Through 5440 cards:
|- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)|
|- 3 Complete 2007-08 UD McDonald's Hockey Checklist Subsets (6 cards)|
|- 1973-74 O-Pee-Chee Hockey #30 Bobby Orr (All-Star)|
|- 2004-05 Upper Deck Legends Classics Platinum Hockey #64 Marcel Dionne 06/10|
|- 2007-08 Topps 1957-58 Variations Basketball #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)|
|Inserts / Var Kept||153||24|
|Doubles Inserts / Var||60||1||66||67|