Monday, October 16, 2017

A bend on holographic cards

Back in the early 90s, Upper Deck loved their hologram inserts. Inserts were just really starting as a bigger deal and holograms were on the breaking edge of technology with cards. The down side was - they were generally pretty flimsy and could mark up and bend a bit too easily.


Well, nice to have, and I will keep it, but that is one good fold in it. It doesn't feel nearly as bad as it looks, but luckily a Ben McDonald college star card isn't high on my need to have list, so quality isn't the biggest concern here.

The rest

When I first started getting into baseball, stats were a big draw because I loved math and statistics, even as a child. One of the first stats I really remember focusing on as being an accomplishment was the 57 saves of Bobby Thigpen in 1990 (another was the 49 home runs by a certain home run hitter in his rookie season). Also - heritage card goodness...yay.


A bunch of rookies from 2007 Topps - again, another group of them which were needed. Happy to see a Raptor if I am going to get basketball cards anyway.

Through 9620 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 155 19        
Inserts / Var Kept 320 44        
Error 16 2        
Keep 1896 282        
Doubles/Sell 1541 209 1495 2870 294 35
Doubles Inserts / Var 110 2 122 208    

1 comment:

  1. Seems like I'm seeing that Erik Bedard Heritage card popping up a lot recently..