Monday, July 3, 2017

Laying down the law and another one bites the dust

In trading by mail, every now and then stuff happens. For the first time, a PWE I sent out was mauled on it's way to the US. Worked out alright, cards all get through, minimal damage, and I've offered to send a few more cards to the recipient (always important to keep good relations with all trade partners, and I feel really bad about it and want to make it right). The trade with randylaw on TCDB helps move along four different sets I am working, I really need to focus...

1986 Topps Traded - now 87.9% Done

Still need 16 cards or so for the set, and obviously needed two Cerutti cards - one for the set and one for the Jays binder.

1989 Topps - now 99.7% Done

Most of these filled spots in the set, but a few were copies for the rror card binder. TYhe blue background for Andres obviously works well for an Expo, but star of the group would be Nolan - not surprised it took this long to get.

1990 Donruss - now 98.7% Done

A few more off the needs list - I swear I had the Yount at some point, but I guess not.

1997-98 Pinnacle - now 98.5% Done

Only three left after Irbe - I have been slow in trying to get these last few cards, but might just get the last few if I can find someone to trade with shortly.

Greatly appreciate the trade randylaw, and hope we can do something more on another trade.

Set completion can take time....a lot of time as the above shows perfect example of....and with the Santa Lot it can be excruciating at times, knowing the set is likely there, but not quite knowing, so not wanting to bother getting the few missing cards because I might actually still have them somewhere.


Here is a perfect example. Another card off the needs for this set, and I am sure the last ones (or most of them) will be here somewhere, it is just a question of when I will see them...

The rest

Here is a set I will undoubtedly not come anywhere close to completing - though I do like the set as I have mentioned before.


As for these, great to see a couple more gold medallion parallels continuing the trend (even in basketball), and unfortunate that the 2004 Legends Classics are all dupes, but they are still worthwhile trade bait!

Through 8720 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 140 16
Inserts / Var Kept 300 40
Error 15 2
Keep 1732 253
Doubles/Sell 1296 178 1411 2621 275 30
Doubles Inserts / Var 93 1 114 203


  1. If you can let me know your want list on the 86TT and the 89T set, I should be able to help. I picked up a few of the traded cards from dime boxes and should have most of the 89s you need as well.

    1. Sure - 86 - 11, 12, 20, 48, 50, 51, 56, 63, 74, 91, 101, 104, 108, 110, 113, 126 - mos of the stars as I picked up what I presume was the left overs. As for 1989 Topps - 40, 369, 607. Would be happy to get something out to you for anything you can help with.