Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cult of personality

A big personality can be a big factor in having people like you or hate you, and in sports, that is no different. David Ortiz in baseball comes to mind from the past year as he definitely has a big personality (and most would likely agree that it is in a positive). One of the big personalities in hockey from the last few decades or more would be Don Cherry.

Through the 90s is when I really got my share of Don from Hockey Night In Canada. He is a more polarizing I think than David Ortiz, but the underlying personality is definitely there.


Here is Don looking younger than I remember seeing him.

Include with that two more Leafs, including another one from the 2005 Upper Deck Classics set in Johnny Bauer, and this was a good 20! Especially since I needed the Mats card too.

The rest

I like the 2006-07 Parkhurst set, it's got a nice older set feel, and good photography on the front with the faded background look to keep the focus on the player. Also pleasantly surprised to get so many 2008-09 O Pee Chee adds to the set as well.


Can't complain about Jagr and Brodeur cards I guess. :)

Through 5920 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 97 9        
Inserts / Var Kept 171 26        
Error 12 2        
Keep 1307 181        
Doubles/Sell 717 51 1104 1764 245 24
Doubles Inserts / Var 62 1 67 80    

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