Thursday, September 14, 2017

Remembering a couple early Raps

First, want to share with you a reason I look for decent card deals, like the Santa Lot. Was checking it out a couple days ago, and ended up with a quick purchase which cost me a whole 5 bucks (call it 10 including transit to meet). I walked away with a box of cards that were strictly Jays and Leafs.

I expect there are a number of doubles, triples, etc, and that the majority will be "junk era", but given it was a 1600 count box (let's just call it 1,000 cards) for 5 bucks, I call that a win regardless. Did I mention it was 5 bucks? Not sure if I will save it til later, sprinkle in some cards over time, or what, but man, am I looking forward to it!

Otherwise, a bit of continuation today of what we got yesterday.


This may not be a new one, but being a Leaf, more than happy to get another Leaf from this awesome set.

The rest

I really am not a fan of the Fleer Hot Prospects design shown here on Morrow. The design just takes up too much of the card. Separately, I don't really like the In The Game sets, but nice to see a card like Jeff Carter in a pre-rookie type card. It is kind of the opposite end compared to the Forsberg which was well after his prime in the NHL, though even here he was still a great player.


Some ex Raptors highlight here between Vince and Damon. Being a casual fan of basketball in Toronto, those were the names to know for the early years of the Raptors. Vince should have stayed the big fish in a small pond, always felt he was a bit lost after leaving Toronto.

Through 9380 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 Base and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 147 19
Inserts / Var Kept 314 43
Error 16 2
Keep 1863 277
Doubles/Sell 1464 208 1484 2792 288 34
Doubles Inserts / Var 99 2 121 207

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