Friday, November 18, 2016

A six pack whack

So there is a large stack of 1991 Upper Deck football cards in the Santa Lot here, so rather than go through all of them and share each card - I thought I would "skip" a bit and go through not just a whack of 60, but 6 whacks so - 360 cards. I will highlight some below, but this will get us through a significant chunk in the latest box I opened, so we can go back to normal postings next week and hopefully some cards of more interest.

First, let's take a look at the couple inserts which came out of this chunk of cards...

The Joe Montana 9 card subset is a nice one, though we have seen this card before. As for the holographic card - new one, and hey, it's Barry freakin' Sanders!

We have seen a few of the Aerial Threat cards which are in the base set, and there are five more here, including Dan Marino - one of the best QBs to never win a Super Bowl.

Next section of cards to highlight to me would be the team checklists which are by Vernon Wells. I am going to go way out on a limb here and say this is not the same Vernon Wells that played in the major leagues, most notably with the Blue Jays. Though he would have been about 12-13 when these came I guess it is possible...

Lastly, since we have seen plenty of the normal base set, here are the MVP checklist and MVP cards which are part of the base set, and which came out of these cards...

Somw big names of the day including Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith...names I know...and as much as I liked Boomer - was this the best they could do - a picture of him sitting on the bench chatting away on the headset?

Well, the last two hundred cards in the 700 card set are the update series, so if we ignore that and just look at the 500 base cards, I now stand at 75.4% completion for the 500 cards...not bad, and given we still have a good ways left to go, makes me think we will be close on completion of the 400 cards on this one...

Through 5340 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- 3 Complete 2007-08 UD McDonald's Hockey Checklist Subsets (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 93 8
Inserts / Var Kept 152 24
Error 11 1
Keep 1213 148
Doubles/Sell 612 32 1029 1563 243 22
Doubles Inserts / Var 59 1 62 67


  1. The artist is the father of the player. Holograms are the best!

  2. That is an awesome fact that I didn't know at all...very cool!