Thursday, January 5, 2017

It is good to be king

Flair Showcase is annoying. If I am understanding this right, it was an insert set in 2006-07 I believe, and then the next year, it was a stand alone set. If that's right, man that is confusing now. Kinda like MVP was an insert I believe for a couple years rather than a stand alone. Can't there be anything consistent?

Anyway, that is neither here nor there I guess, other than to show why the Flair SHowcase card here is a keeper, but not an insert.


Dale Hawerchuk looks nice in the retro design - probably the case for any of the legend cards from the base set. As for the King - scoring king Dany Heatley shown here highlighted with 3 40-goal seasons. Never really a favorite of mine generally, and playing for the Senators didn't help his cause as a Leaf fan.

The rest

I am going to take a guess that the Daley picture was taken after his first NHL goal (and only goal that season). It's a great picture and captures the excitement. Design-wise, I like the Flair card though compared to the rest.


New set alert! 2010 Panini Threads. Obviously this is in line in taking over from the prior year Donruss Threads sets. Fair design, though I like the couple prior year Donruss Threads designs better personally. Also, for those counting, there are only 19 cards today because I didn't bother scanning the blank slab of cardboard that was pulled - boo!

Through 6020 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 99 9        
Inserts / Var Kept 174 26        
Error 12 2        
Keep 1330 182        
Doubles/Sell 759 53 1109 1781 249 24
Doubles Inserts / Var 62 1 68 80    

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