Monday, June 5, 2017

Lightning trade and lightning storm

I recently completed another TCDB trade, this one with corozco. It was a nice quick trade and included a few different items...

These filled a couple needs for helping to complete sets - 1989 Topps, 1991 Leaf, and the 1991 Willie Stargell puzzle. I am missing one or two other pieces for what would be a third completed puzzle - I just figured it was easier to finish than not. Glad to get Rickey as I think he was the biggest star left of what I still needed.

The rest of the cards are 1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Blue Jays. Overall, typical looking 90s Upper Deck cards - though I am not a big fan of the vertical names on the front, I find them too hard to read. Good photos though when looking at Joe Carter and Alex Gonzalez - even if they aren't action shots, still quite nice ones.

Thank for the quick trade corozco!

Everyone has probably had the experience - you open a new pack of cards and you get a number of cards of players from the same team. I find that typically, that team isn't one that I am collecting or that I care to get in spades, but sometimes you luck out. Today - is not one of those lucky days for me.

Back when the Tampa Bay Lightning entered the NHL as an expansion team, I didn't think too much of it - it made sense to expand the league, and being in Canada, I understood that everyone, everywhere enjoyed the game (I was young at the time and the fact that the southern US was not already enjoying the league was not something I really thought about - everyone loved hockey, right?). So the expansion made sense.

As far as hockey cards go, it gave an excuse to have expansion teams focused on - be it the Sharks share of the O Pee Chee 1991-92 insert set, or I swear, the overprinting of base cards for players on expansion teams.

Welcome to an excess of lightning...


Well - they are lightning cards and ones I need...seems to be all I can call a high point of today.

The rest

Some Topps basketball in dupes and trips, but otherwise, a lot more lightning...not my team or one that does much for me, but any Lightning fan out there who wants these, just let me know!

Through 8320 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 136 15
Inserts / Var Kept 298 34
Error 15 2
Keep 1682 244
Doubles/Sell 1201 173 1343 2488 265 29
Doubles Inserts / Var 93 1 101 200


  1. The Lightning are the #1 in my collection in relation to card friend who sent me 3000 hockey cards in January 2015 is a big Lightning fan and sent me his duplicates. The Rangers are within 3 or 4 cards of passing them though, and will soon I suspect. I tried to talk him into blogging about his Lightning experience/collection (he sits behind the glass at most home games, and has appeared on TV several times) but I was unsusccessful.

    1. Very cool - I'll keep both teams in mind when sending you cards :)