Friday, October 7, 2016

Personal National Baseball Day

These promotions are always a good idea - especially when cards are given away for free as it is an easy way to hook people on cards and collecting, then they start spending money on the habit...then they can't stop themselves...are we talking about drugs or baseball cards...actually, could go for either sometimes.

Today's Santa Lot 20 has two excellent highlights...

2008 National Baseball Card Day and getting a Griffey card is an excellent pull. Just earlier this year he made it into the Hall (and well deservedly so). dd to that getting to over 50% complete now on the 2008-09 Upper Deck Masterpieces set, and this makes a great day - especially with the nice Messier card.

The Rest

In general, I am a fan of Black Diamond - it has its place, is shiny and thick card stock. Some of the designs are definitely better than others. This year's design is fine - middling in my opinion.


I will say, that is a sweet Nash pose blowing by his opponent.Add to that the Fleer Glossy parallel and 2007 Topps Football Generation Now insert, and even the traders turned out pretty good today.

Through 4360 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 83 6        
Inserts / Var Kept 130 8        
Error 11 1        
Keep 1091 124        
Doubles/Sell 496 27 926 1051 236 19
Doubles Inserts / Var 40 1 53 57    

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