Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Big boos today and Magic catching up

Had to do a bit of catch up on Magic packs for the collection. I hadn't picked up anything from the current year, but needed to catch up and get something from each, so let's fo a quick run through...

Shadows over Innistrad was released in April and is the first expansion for the Shadows of Innistrad cycle.

Eternal Masters is a compilation set of some of the great cards of Magic - something similar to what Chronicles first did back in 1995. Accordingly, these boosters run about $15 compared to the $4 (or $6 at Walmart) that the normal expansion boosters run.

Eldrich Moon was released in July 2016, the second expansion set for the Shadows over Innistrad cycle.

Conspiracy Take The Crown is the follow up to the Conspiracy expansion from 2014, the purpose of these being to enhance group play.

Kaladesh is the first expansion set from the Kaladesh cycle, released in September 2016.

Well, some days don't turn out so great, and the Santa Lot 20 pack today kinda stinks...


A good 2006-07 McDonald's card pick up of Modano with the Stars.


We have seen these stained cards, we have seen these ad cards - we haven't seen this many in a single 20...yikes...

The rest

The Forsberg card I like, we have seen some of these before and the design for a base card is that little bit different, but nice compared to the regular base, like the Havlat beside it.


Even in 1990 Mark Messier was already well on his way to a nice full bald head. Honestly, it ended up suiting him very well. Other than that, a number of Panthers cards today.

Through 4500 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 86 8
Inserts / Var Kept 135 9
Error 11 1
Keep 1118 142
Doubles/Sell 520 27 931 1103 236 19
Doubles Inserts / Var 43 1 53 57


  1. I actually need one of those 20th anniversary preview cards as the one I have is severely damaged. I'm still looking for the Blue Jays cards I have for you, I'm so scatter brained I have no idea where I put them.

    1. I will get a "for Billy" pile started and stick one aside for you as I would likely forget otherwise!