Monday, September 19, 2016

Boomin' Boomer and Bautista

I still enjoy the odd bit of Listia wins though I am not as into it as I have been before, and I am not seeing as much that I really want as I did even a few months ago. That said, here are a couple items I did really want...

Love having picked this up - always liked Lanny, great to get him as a Leaf - and have to respect the 'stache.

This is excellent as it will stay in my unopened pack collection for 2016 National Baseball Card Day, it shows a Bautista card on the front...and as it is clear wrapped, I was able to peek and tell you the cards in the pack are...
Jose Bautista - Blue Jays
Sonny Gray - A's
Jose Abreu - White Sox
Josh Donaldson - Blue Jays
Clayton Kershaw - Dodgers
Zack Greinke - Diamondbacks

That is a darn good pack! There are only two Jays cards, and I have them both here. Since I won't be opening the back, would love to get them separately anyway, but still - wow, good pack!

Getting back to the Santa Lot, similar to cards I was writing about the other day, these are similar in that, it was a style of card I believe Upper Deck used across multiple sports, and I also liked these as well:


Other than maybe being a bit too subtle on his name, a simple design that just works I think. I like how the colours work for the team, and that this is the way the checklist is done for the team.


One I can live with, but multiple junk cards - boo!

The rest

Nice variety in sets here which makes up for the meh star power - no offense Keith. Rookie alert - Olli went on to....absolutely nothing in the NHL. Just the 2 games in the NHL, otherwise 15 years spent mostly in Helsinki.


Just to complete the rookie discussion - Kris wins hands down - still in the NHL and been there for roughly 9 years. Still counts even though the first half of those years were with the Blue Jackets...

Also, nice to see Jim Harbaugh again...

Through 4080 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2007-08 UD McDonald's Hockey Checklist Subset (6 cards)
- 1973-74 O-Pee-Chee Hockey #30 Bobby Orr (All-Star)
- 2004-05 Upper Deck Legends Classics Platinum Hockey #64 Marcel Dionne 06/10
- 2007-08 Topps 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 78 6
Inserts / Var Kept 128 7
Error 11 1
Keep 1021 121
Doubles/Sell 452 25 858 976 236 19
Doubles Inserts / Var 37 1 51 52

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