Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hoping and getting dupes

Depending on how you organize your collection, getting duplicates isn't necessarily a bad thing. I collect Leafs for example, first and foremost, but if I start aiming for a complete set, I pull the applicable Leafs out of the binder for inclusion in the set, and then look for duplicate Leafs to include back in the Leaf binder.

A perfect example is the McDonald's checklist subset I finished fairly recently. I was hoping for a second Leaf's card from it to put back into the Leaf binder and...


I got that and more. Love adding little known Leafs like Newbury, and the noted checklist...definitely a good pack of cards.

The rest

Slowly getting closer to completing the 1990-1991 O Pee Chee set - only about 80% of the way there, and some are "gum burned" but we shall see as we continue - at least the Vancouver checklist is unscathed.


I am getting enough of the 2007-08 Topps 57-58 variation cards that, if I cared, I may get the bulk of a set done...if things continue as they have been of course. Glad I have the Tugnutt card already for the set completion mentioned because harsh damage on that one...

Summary (920 cards):
Specific Accomplishments:
- Completed 2007-08 Upper Deck McDonald's Checklist Subset (6 cards)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers ET Star Wars Rocky KISS Clue
Toronto 14 2                
Inserts / Var Kept 38 3                
Keep 250 29                
Doubles/Sell 74 4 154 80 218 7 5 2 2 1
Doubles Inserts / Var 8 8 21            


  1. I do the same thing with Jays and Expos.. I think I have to go through and see what ones I'm missing duplicates of to put in the binders lol

    1. Yeah - with TCDB, when I know I've made up my mind to get the set, I go through marking my wants and ensure I am asking/looking for duplicate Leafs/Jays.