Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The power of Verlander and the power of a Nickel

What can you buy for a nickel these days? Not a whole heck of a lot, especially when it is a Canadian nickel. Also, when can you spend a nickel and get something at a major retailer? So I was at Toys R Us as we pit stop there on the way home from visiting my mom (to ensure our now 4 year old doesn't get too much of a nap), and as always I check to see if there is anything there card wise.

I knew nothing of this but spotted only one:

I flipped it over and it had a clearance sticker on it with a price of 5 cents....SOLD!

I had to look online afterwards to find this was a 2007-08 Release and inside is basically one of each of the items listed (Standee, Sticker sheet, Tattoos, etc). Well, consider it added to my unopened pack collection. I debated, but at least a few of these items would "count" as far as I am concerned - the headlines item is a card, stickers as inserts, the standee would be a type of card as far as I am concerned.

Santa Lot Highlights for today:

The cards from today are highlighted by some 2007 Heritage. I have to say - that is just way too much pink on the Verlander card. I get the design, but...too much. A shot similar to Konerko that was more body, less background colour would have been good.


Wow - a bit more of the 1999 Austin Powers cards than I expected to see again. Also, nothing new which stinks too - still not a complete set.

The rest

Unlike yesterday, only one other keeper, a bit scarce today.


The usual suspects here. As always, anything here that interests anyone, just let me know and I am sure we can figure something out.

Through 9040 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 141 18
Inserts / Var Kept 304 42
Error 15 2
Keep 1781 265
Doubles/Sell 1376 184 1458 2715 285 30
Doubles Inserts / Var 98 1 120 205