Thursday, October 19, 2017

Highlighting Highlights

I think it is always important to document important achievements and highlights - especially for any given season in sports. This can be easily spotted and celebrated, or not. What do I mean?


A player debut is absolutely a celebration for the player, but for the sport - it is hard at the time of the debut to necessarily know how big a deal it is. This day and age, the card companies have decided that they need to put anyone and everyone as a prospect to make sure that they get a card out for that 1 in every 1,000 they produce that will actually be a big deal. A little excessive, but I get it.

Highlighting big milestones, like Rickey reaching 1,000 steals - absolutely a no-brained to document, and here done in a nice card.

The rest

Nice for a few cards from the newer end of the Santa Lot, especially the rookie cards.


A couple nice cards here I want to highlight.

First, the red parallel Performers card from 2007 Donruss Gridiron Gear card. Mainly, worth mentioning as it is the first such insert from the Santa Lot. It isn't serial numbered, but there are different colour parallels regardless, so there is that.

Although I already have one, the MVP Icons insert of Sergei is a nice pick up too. Would rather it have been done in a Red Wing uni and a few years earlier, but that's just my bias from when I really grew up watching hockey, and where he belongs.

Through 9680 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 1909 284
Doubles/Sell 1550 216 1498 2892 295 35
Doubles Inserts / Var 111 2 122 210

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