Monday, February 8, 2016

Getting Legendary

Todays Santa Lot 20...

I like seeing cards from sets I haven't seen before, and I like classic cards. It should come as no surprise I like the following card:

I hadn't heard of the set before (2005 is right in the middle of my time away from collecting), but the classic look of the card, subject matter being players of the past, are nice touches to the set, and the classic look of the card. I can appreciate the card and this set - very nice.

The rest
I don't like the fact that the Victory 2008-09 update set is numbered as an extension to the 2008-09 Victory base set. I prefer update sets to be separately numbered as their own set. I don't care if they have a U or T before the numbering - that actually helps make it quite clear it is the update or traded set. I know the front grey colouring is update specific, but not enough for my liking.


Hey - A Jake The Snake reference can be made! I remember Jake Plummer more from his post playing time on sport channels as an analyst. Any time I can make a wrestling reference though, I will!
Summary (through 760 cards):
Specific Accomplishments:
- Completed 2007-08 Upper Deck McDonald's Checklist Subset (6 cards)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers
Toronto 10 2      
Inserts / Variations Kept 36 3      
Keep 189 23      
Doubles/Sell 49 3 138 73 218
Doubles/Sell Inserts / Variations 6 5 5  


  1. The first couple Topps sets of the 80s did the same thing.. Looking at a card I picked up and wondering how I have card 693 of a 650 card set.. lol

    1. Just bugs me - different set (or even subset) should have it's own numbering. It makes the base set seem unfinished...