Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An error a long time coming

So while I was organizing the Santa Lot cards a while ago, I noticed a 2004-05 Ultra basketball card that didn't seem to have the silver foil on it. It wasn't a card coming up any time soon, but because it was so unusual, I wanted to pose the question to the great people at the tradingcarddb.com to find out it is a type of error. In getting that answer, I also found a likely home for it. Not wanting to pull it from it's "spot" in the Santa Lot, I scanned and saved it for today's post, but it is in fact a long time gone from my collection.


Kaman isn't a big name player, but the error is pretty nice - hopefully it is a nice piece in Billy Kingsley's collection by now.

As for the O Pee Chee Canadian Heroes inserts - I'm not sure how I feel about these. I like the idea, but given they are not all NHL players, interesting it seems a bit odd from collecting, but I can go with it. I think this makes Tessa the first woman to have a card in what I consider my "permanent" collection.

The rest

More 2007 Topps Heritage - yay - too bad there isn't another Jay, but atleast there is a Jason Bay...


Filling in some missing spots from the base set of 2004-05 Ultra. I know we have seen Nash and Carter before, but they are still great cards.

Through 7540 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 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 #64 Marcel Dionne Platinum 06/10
- 2007-08 Topps 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 120 13
Inserts / Var Kept 279 30
Error 15 2
Keep 1543 223
Doubles/Sell 1055 143 1248 2202 261 27
Doubles Inserts / Var 90 1 97 191