Friday, August 5, 2016

Russelling up some traders

I don't know the story behind it - but 2007-08 Topps included a Bill Russell 11 card insert set. The set is dubbed the "Missing Years" - so I presume they are years for which he didn't have cards produced - again, not interested enough (yet) to look up the reason, though if I complete the insert set, I will. Interesting to have subsets on a single player, though they can absolutely make sense, especially with historic events (ie. Mark McGwire home run record).

Today is highlighted by a few of the cards from that very basketball insert set.


Of course I will also include three new McDonalds cards as well! Thought I had the Iginla already, but it was the following year McDonald set.

The rest

Awesome to get the Cal Ripken Jr. 2005 Classics card for the (soon to be hopefully) set, though I would have gone with an earlier photo from his career. Also nice to get another Masterpieces card of Messier.


Almost put the Jordan checklist as a highlight - even if it is just a checklist - it is still Mochael Jordan (and the 90s Bulls were better than current day Golden State).

Through 3460 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2007-08 UD McDonald's Checklist Subset (6 cards)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 70 5        
Inserts / Var Kept 114 7        
Error 11 1        
Keep 890 102        
Doubles/Sell 325 18 707 836 232 19
Doubles Inserts / Var 28 1 47 47    

1 comment:

  1. Topps did several of those missing years sets. Your theory on them is correct. That was the last one they did. They did a Magic Johnson set in 2000-01 and a Larry Bird set in 2006-07.