Monday, July 16, 2018

Another new to me Leaf

Highlight:

Though I have almost 40 cards of Owen, this is only my 6th in a Toronto uniform. Goes to show his time in Toronto was brief.

The rest
Keepers:

Here is a solid day of keepers. Though 1999-2000 Pacific isn't the flashing and unique design of some others Pacific came out with, it was still different enough - especially the parallels which I remember and have a few of.

Will always applaud a set with a minimal, but clear info line on the front such as name, team and position, without taking up a lot of real estate.

Traders:


I am going to assume, unless I hear otherwise from Billy that I should put away the Kerry Kittles to send his way given the error in not having the foil printing on it.



Some additional SPx cards, but nothing too spectacular today.

Through 12520 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 Base (x 6) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 202 27
Inserts / Var Kept 382 65
Error 19 3
Keep 2440 367
Doubles/Sell 2270 280 2213 3280 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 174 4 215 222

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Well, one of the two I really wanted

So today, another package of wrestling cards, just like yesterday, and I am starting with one of two cards I was hoping I would get.

A while back I mentioned that my sister was backstage at a live event in Toronto and was able to get Dana's signature and Titus O'Neil's as well. I framed the page, but had wanted to get one card of each to be able to put with it for display purposes. Now I have one, and in a perfect world, the rest of these packages will provide a Titus card from the same set.

 I did get a bunch of other new cards from the set. It's kind of cool adding these on the tradingcarddb as no one else seems to have the set and done any additions, so at this point it is all just me...yay contributions!



Dana wasn't the only new one from the set - all 10 cards were new for me. I wish WWE had kept American Alpha together and just had them become the new age Team Angle once Kurt came back.

The only other new card...

came outta nowhere....okay, came out of the pack like the rest of the cards, but hey - an RKO outta nowhere is a wonderful thing.

As for the dupes...

A bunch of finishers inserts from 2017 Then Now Forever.

Still, with 10 new cards from 2016 Slam Attax - still a great pack.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

More finishers on display

Time today for some more wrestling cards me thinks....so with 15 from another pack I got off of www.firstrow.ca.

Some dupes which for completeness, we can show first....

Still nice to get some inserts, even if they are duplicates. Actually could be helpful for trade fodder as I think it is an insert set I may just finish through trades.

As for the new cards for me...

These three move me up to 34 of 50 cards in the insert set of finishers and signature moves. The hair swing on Ziggler with that KO punch is pretty phenomenal.


Always enjoyed the tag team, and was happy for the Bulldog in his match versus Bret Hard in '92. Great picture here of a better time. Can't believe he has been gone for so many years already.


The Ice Man


The Rated R Superstar.


Another great, classic pic. Best remember Rude for being on both WWF programming and WCW programming in the same night (WWF having been taped before).


An amazingly long career for Rhyno, still wrestling today 20+ years later.


Here is a 2017 Attax card compared to the previous which were all 2016. The original Rock, though Dwayne Johnson obviously made it synonymous with himself years later, but Don did well with the moniker in his own right.

Another great pack!

Friday, July 13, 2018

O Captain My Captain

Highlight:

Never a bad day when you pull out a card representing the heart of a team. Doug will always be THE captain for the Leafs that I measure all others against. Other than Sundin, I don't think anyone has matched up in the same league since, though Auston will get there I am sure given how he has done so far.


I make this a highlight because it is technically an insert. I think I may have screwed this up on earlier pulled cards...I would have to check...but the high numbered Update Victory cards were inserts to the Upper Deck flagship set so technically, an insert add.

The rest
Keepers:

Haven't seen enough of the 2008-09 Upper Deck base set to be honest.

Traders:




Through 12500 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 Base (x 6) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 201 27
Inserts / Var Kept 382 65
Error 19 3
Keep 2434 367
Doubles/Sell 2265 280 2207 3279 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 173 4 215 222    

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Yo Bro

You can't find many goalies with a long solid, Hall of Fame career that matches Martin Brodeur

Highlight:

With how few 2007-08 Series 2 Upper Deck cards I am missing, nice to knock this one off. I mean, Calder trophy winner, 4 time Vezina, 5 time Jennings, and three Stanley Cups - cant ask for much more in a career.

The rest
Keepers:

Here is another set and star I am glad to see. Here is another set I wouldn't mind finishing off (I probably say that too much). Happy knocking off another Hall of Famer with Chelios. I remember hating him back at this time with the Leaf / Black hawk rivalry in full swing.

Traders:



Here's an example of how much 2007-08 Upper Deck Series 2 cards I am seeing and not needing. Like 2004-05 Ultra yesterday, going to need to find people wanting a good start on the set to trade these away.

Through 12480 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 Base (x 6) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 200 27
Inserts / Var Kept 381 65
Error 19 3
Keep 2432 367
Doubles/Sell 2262 280 2199 3274 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 173 4 215 222    

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

We can be heroes

Just for one day...

Highlight:

Curt's day in the spotlight is much past this time - wasn't until about a decade later where his pitching in the World Series and the bloody sock became a thing of lore. I guess Donruss was well ahead of the game in including him in this appropriately named set of Team Heroes.

Unfortunately the card has a small bend on one side, so I'd feel bad trading it away, but will keep for myself for now.

The rest
Keepers:

Another few off the massive set. The more I see, the more I like the base set and typical large size O Pee Chee set. I might have to look at getting a box later to try and finish this set off....maybe something I should check Dave & Adams for as I am hoping to go during out August trip to the US (quick look says they do not have any right now though...).

Traders:



Just a few more 2004-05 Ultra basketball cards. I am going to have to find a few people that want a major start on this set to be able to trade these all away...

Through 12460 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 Base (x 6) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 200 27
Inserts / Var Kept 381 65
Error 19 3
Keep 2430 367
Doubles/Sell 2252 279 2199 3268 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 172 4 215 222

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New or little seen sets are always nice

Highlight:

Today we start with a set that, I don't think we have seen any of in the Santa Lot (or maybe one or two). This is 2004-05 SP SIgnature. Another set which takes away the background action shot to focus solely on the player. I give full marks for making the name large and clear on the front.


Something else there hasn't been much of - baseball cards, and more specifically Blue Jays as there have only been a couple dozen through the Santa Lot over the past couple years. Every bit is nice but still...

The rest
Keepers:

Not sure if that Koivu is slightly miscut, but would believe not - just a bit of cut off head syndome in that photo job.

Traders:


As much as we had a couple things not seen much, here are some usual suspects with 2004-05 Ultra, 2007-08 Topps and 2005-06 Upper Deck - in their usual sports.

Through 12440 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 Base (x 6) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 200 27
Inserts / Var Kept 381 65
Error 19 3
Keep 2427 366
Doubles/Sell 2248 279 2187 3268 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 172 4 215 222    

Monday, July 9, 2018

A star is born

As much as I am not a football guy, Joe Montana was one of the names I remember as a kid hearing about, and watching as he played in San Fran. San Fran was my team in the 80s, the Bills a close second, and from the early 90s on, but always have a soft sport for Montana...

Highlight:

Young and a great head of hair for a shampoo commercial...

The rest
Keepers:

Wow - too much white on Joni's card. I know it is hockey and the ice is white, but more reason that I think having the away or alt unis work better on cards as they are typically more colourful.

Traders:



Joe wasn't the only 1991 Upper Deck card as we see a bunch more football here.

Through 12420 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 Base (x 6) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 200 26
Inserts / Var Kept 381 65
Error 19 3
Keep 2425 366
Doubles/Sell 2244 279 2174 3268 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 172 4 215 222