Friday, November 3, 2017

A quick walk through some dark Parkhurst

First just a quick share of some Thanksgiving cards that are not so dark. The only cards I took out of the 1991 O Pee Che Premier baseball were additional Jays dupes...

When it comes to scanning cards, you can't always get a great scan (though I know Billy at A Cardboard History has some great instructions for anyone interested). I think that I can probably get these a bit better, but with a lot of fidgeting - older scanner that just has some...flaws...


The scans make the background look almost like a flat black background instead of the reflective/silver circle design with emerald green edging around those circles. Can't always win the scanning, but still feel like a win with the cards. These are a decent set, shiny and good cardstock, and not too many in my collection yet.

The rest

Again, no other keepers unfortunately., and many of the usual suspects here.

Through 9800 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 157 19
Inserts / Var Kept 321 46
Error 16 2
Keep 1927 298
Doubles/Sell 1562 217 1514 2937 297 35
Doubles Inserts / Var 116 3 123 210


  1. Thanks for the plug! Mirror foils are the worst. I just got a card from that same Parkhurst set that needs a scan for the Database but I have put it off because I don't enjoy doing them.

    1. It's a great write up and helpful. I hear you on not enjoying scanning those ones.

  2. I have about 5 pages of football cards total, so it's weird to see a couple on another blog that are actually in my collection.