Friday, January 6, 2017

Game Breaker

Upper Deck's Victory hockey card franchise is a low end product. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be collected, or should be looked down on. I find that the set does a number of things right that more higher end products could learn from. Yes, the card stock is standard, but the designs can be better than average, especially on the inserts.

Highlight:

The Game Breakers inserts are nothing flashy, but I don't think they have to be. The design is different, but has some time to the base set design, the insert set has a theme/purpose, the formatting of the card is nice, and it isn't expensive to get a copy of your favorite player.

The rest
Keepers:

A light day for cards to keep, but at least sets that aren't seen every day.

Traders:



Hey, it's Michael Irvin's first mug shot...didn't know they used it on a card...no...wait, this was well head of the legal troubles he endured....

As for Bobby Humphrey - this is the 5th I think so anyone want one? Anyone?

Last comment on these - I've said before the Donruss Elite 2008  set is nice, and I love the cardstock as it is just a bit thicker and holds up well - even if fingerprints on the front are clear as day.

Through 6040 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- 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)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 99 9        
Inserts / Var Kept 175 26        
Error 12 2        
Keep 1332 182        
Doubles/Sell 759 53 1109 1797 249 24
Doubles Inserts / Var 62 1 68 81    

2 comments:

  1. I like that years set of MVP, Simple base design, nice collection of players and some notable rookies.

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    1. I'd agree, MVP was a good set that year too.

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