Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pack Attack - 2015 Topps Update and a set completing trade

I don't believe I have opened a pack of this before, so new to me in that way.

A bunch of base cards with Tyler standing out as the best photo of the bunch.

A couple more rookie base cards before we get to the couple inserts.

I think this is the rainbow foil parallel which is more based on process of elimination than anything else. It isn't serial numbered, and of the remaining sets, rainbow foil makes most sense - in the light when tilting it, do get the rainbow effect, so good enough for me.

Last of the pack is the gold parallel, serial numbered to 2015. I actually don't mind this as a SN parallel as I think this design does alright with the gold colour (unlike 2017 which I don't like the gold parallel to).

Not nearly as good a pack as yesterday, but still pretty solid.

The big "happy" for today comes from a trade I did with fellow Canadian - and fellow Ontario-an?...Ontario-nite?....Ontari-an?.....guy from the same province as me Drowzee_Insomniac over at TCDB. He offered up about 100 cards, I set back about the same, but since it was going to not cost much more, I threw in another 100 cards off his want list, and another 200 he didn't have and that were my traders, as I was happy to cut down a bit. Frankly I need to trade away at the rate of 50 to 1 or something to get back a bit of space. I am trying to not have the boxes overrun too much.

Anyway, the trade was mostly 1990-91 Pro Set needs and Leafs, but let's take a look through it all, shall we?

So starting with 1990-91 Pro Set, these cards were mostly missing from the complete set, with some dupes for the error binder:

These get me close enough, I have added the "what is missing still" to my most wanted - let's finish this sucker off.

Plenty of Leafs content and from many sets that I don't have much if anything from.

This was actually sent by PWE separate from the box because it is an inch too long. I actually have a pack of this Power Play set in my unopened pack collection, but this is the first single card I've seen. Not too bad in hand and uses the side well.

Well, these at least are sets I've seen, but still generally needed.

Then we move into a number of In The Game and O Pee Chee sets that I have little of. Though I may never be a big fan of In The Game in general, but I cannot argue with the cards and getting some Leaf greats.

Definitely seen lots of the set, but not this many Leafs.

More  2010-11 O Pee Chee with an excellent Mahovlich.

More In The Game, and more Potvin. His mask is one of my favourites, likely because he was the face of the Leafs net during years I was young and really into watching every game.

I do like the concept of these cards are looking by the decade - definitely gave a good reason and show for the variety of cards.

Some of the shots look (or are) identical like Potvin here.

Some recent year Upper Deck Leafs...

I really liked the 2014-15 O Pee Chee design when this set first came out, now it might have taken a while to get some of the cards into my collection, but thrilled to have them now - expecially the Sundin square.

Some nice photos here - even though Dion is not my favourite Leaf, but that is one awesome hockey shot.

Lastly, I did get one set completed out of these cards...

Yup, with these I have the 1991-92 Ultimate Original Six 100 card set done.

Big thanks for the trade - hope you can get some sleep Drowzee. :)


  1. Topps needs to bring back borders. The parallels look so much better with borders.

    1. Yes - so much yes for this. Different colour borders at least make sense - that and I can actually tell the difference somewhat easily.

  2. That was some trade! I hadn't seen them before, but those 2014-15 OPC are really attractive.

    1. I may have stuck to the team colours a bit more for the design, but the design itself is really nice, and it is the nice thicker stock O Pee Chee which is generally really good too.