Thursday, May 25, 2017

MJ, O Pee Chee, Nolan Ryan - OH MY!

This may not be another Stephen Curry rookie card, but a number of awesome things coming out of the Santa Lot today...


Condition could be a bit better, but given it's Jordan and serial numbered, that is a small complaint. This is the first Spectaculars card to come out of the 2003-04 SP Authentic set. Although this is numbered as part of the base set, I wouldn't consider it base given the serial number. I get the design using the same picture front and back, but a different one for the background on the back would have been just as nice.

Leaf content...and parallel content! He was definitely a fan favourite for a number of years in Toronto, just as the card states.

A nice insert, and a first from this insert set. Total O would have been a good insert set name for a set completely about Ovechkin though - too bad it wasn't used in such a way.

Here we start to get really nice and interesting. I ave lots of love for the 2005 Upper Deck Classics base set, but here we have one of the insert cards regarding historic moments. As much as I dislike the moment (because it was the no hitter against the Jays), the accomplishment is simply amazing. Serial number here is great to.

More of what I just said for this one too. Excellent card and much lower serial number than tha above. Man....such a nice and young looking Ryan....and a really nice card...

The rest

Some awesome old O Pee CHee - well, at least into the 70s which is a nice sight. Billy Smith is pretty beat up, but I am a lot more forgiving on condition for early 80s are prior cards. I appreciate the old team cards done with the multiple pictures - here it shows how much Bob Nevin meant for the team, and gave them a chance to use a couple pictures.

Have to also mention the fact I got two net Brett Hulls here - and neither with him in a Blues unfortunate.


The Gretzky is too rough to keep, but otherwise, nice to get the couple baseball dupes - feelings on steroids use or not...still solid names of the game from the late 80s and early 90s.

An excellent day today - only wish it can last tomorrow!

Through 8180 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)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 133 15        
Inserts / Var Kept 295 34        
Error 15 2        
Keep 1660 243        
Doubles/Sell 1161 173 1322 2440 264 29
Doubles Inserts / Var 92 1 101 200    

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