Friday, June 9, 2017

Excellent 2005 Classics Parallels - Lou Brock

Brock - when I think wrestling, has to be Lesnar that comes to mind when I think of Brock. When it comes to school, Brock University in St. Catharines (since that was where I went to university) - and obviously the namesake of Isaac Brock. With baseball though, only one Brocke would come to mind...


This is the second silver parallel from 2005 Upper Deck Classics that I have. It may not be as great as Nolan Ryan's Retro Rookie silver parallel, but Lou Brock is a great player to get nonetheless. There was a little residue along the left side due to a bad 1991 Upper Deck offtball card getting slightly stuck to it, but I was able to remove the residue for the most part, and since I am keeping this, that is good enough for me.

4th copy of this one - but still a Leaf!

The rest

A couple cards of 90s expansion teams, so there is that they have in common.


Typical variety in traders today, including the usual chunk of 2007-08 Upper Deck. Still wouldn't mind if I am getting Dupes,  that there be more 2007 Topps Heritage baseball, as it seems to be an easy set to trade away.

Through 8400 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 137 15
Inserts / Var Kept 299 36
Error 15 2
Keep 1700 244
Doubles/Sell 1232 175 1350 2505 266 29
Doubles Inserts / Var 93 1 101 200


  1. Lou Brock is definitely the best baseball Brock - stupid, short-sighted 60's Cubs management! Love that UD Classics set.

  2. Silver anything always seems to be one of the best looking parallels. The Classics card is no exception

    1. Hadn't thought of it that way, but I am finding it hard to think of a poor silver parallel...