Monday, May 29, 2017

Something new and also blue

Before we get to today's 20, made a visit to the local Value Village and found a few things that I picked up. It has been a long time since they had this much card stuff. I passed on a couple junk wax sets (one hockey and one baseball because I already have partial of each, and price after tax was about $15 each which was not worth it, but I was able to pick up each of the following for $3 each. Would have been 20% cheaper if I remembered the coupon in my pocket, but misbehaving kids can ensure any well laid plan goes awry.

With only 120,000 sets available, I figured I better pick this one up. Honestly, one of the worst sets ever for photography, but for $3 - still a good deal, and still sealed. Not bad for a 90 card set from 1991.

1992-93 McDonalds All Stars - full set of 28 cards and in great condition (and in clear case to boot). Makes for a quick full set completion. Again, for $3 can't go wrong.

I think this was the best pick up of the 3 - not sealed (not sure if they were originally anyway), but all cards are there and included, and in excellent condition - always have to question quality when getting them from Value Village, but worked out right in this situation.

I also picked up a number of "grab bags" most of which will be 1990-91 Pro Set hocket set help, but will get to those somewhere down the road when I want something fun to open.

Now for your regularly scheduled weekday Santa Lot 20...


As much as I've picked up a few cards of Darcy Tucker's Toronto playing days, the 2006-07 Upper Deck card is a new one for me and adds to my liking how many cards have been coming up from the set recently. Ass in an Antropov and a new 2009-10 McDonalds Shane Doan and I'm a happy camper today.

The rest

Another great photo with Kelly Hrudey card from 1991-92 Pro Set Platinum. As I alluded to up to, also continued to get some 2006-07 Upper Deck cards as well.


Awesome reminders of Stezie Y's younger days...unneeded 2007-08 Upper Deck, and some 2008-09 Fleer basketball cards which at least are not repeats, but not anything I will be keeping.

Through 8220 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 135 15
Inserts / Var Kept 298 34
Error 15 2
Keep 1669 243
Doubles/Sell 1173 173 1326 2449 264 29
Doubles Inserts / Var 93 1 101 200


  1. $3 is great for complete set is good condition, no matter what

    1. Yeah - can't think of one I would pass up at that price...