Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Slow and steady...

Patience is a virtue, and for a couple sets, a virtue needed because the gains now are slow in getting the base sets closer to completion. 2004-05 Legends Classics - we haven't seen much in a while - and 1991-92 Pro Set Platinum which has been a splattering of cards here and there throughout.


A few adds to these sets, which is great. The Essenza photo seems off centre - or just emphasizes the stick way too much. I like the Bathgate card if for no other reason than, the write up on the back includes noting he won a Stanley Cup with the Maple Leafs...hard to remember that some players actually did that back in the day.

The rest

The Stanley Cup Centennial card is very nice, even for early 90s Upper Deck which was otherwise quite standard. Add in the not often seen 2006-07 OPC and some mid 00s SPx, and these are some decent keepers.


More dupe 2007-08 Upper Deck, but my favorite here is the Casey card. This is a great goalie card photo - and more centres than Essensa's card shown above.

Through 7180 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 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 #64 Marcel Dionne Platinum 06/10
- 2007-08 Topps 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 115 12
Inserts / Var Kept 272 30
Error 15 2
Keep 1506 216
Doubles/Sell 995 134 1195 2115 256 27
Doubles Inserts / Var 88 1 94 107


  1. I kinda dig the photo on the Essensa card. It's different because of that cropping. Maybe I'm just getting old, but the photos on most cards all are just a blur. It takes something to stand out, like the UD Bobby Ryan and Jamie Benn cards from this season.

    1. It does seem to take more to have a stand out photo, part may also be due to their being so many cards each year these days.

    2. Also, it's borderless. That's always a win in my book.