Monday, February 12, 2018

Yet still seeing new sets

Over ten thousand cards in, and yet today the highlight has to be a new set coming out of the Santa Lot.


There have been a few different SP Authentic sets come up, most notably I believe is 2004-05, but here is the first card coming from the 2003-04 SP Authentic set.I am not a big fan of the design given not only the cut out player pose, but that the design is done to essentially lay over and cut up the photo as well.

Still, we are talking a hall of fame player, and a new set, so by far my highlight for today.

The rest

Though not a new set, still very scarce in the Santa Lot is the 2003-04 Upper Deck set. A set which has a design that screams standard Upper Deck, early 2000s, but at least it is a design that works. I also appreciate the team border colour instead of one hundred different parallels based on the different colours.


A bunch of 1999-2000 Fleer Tradition basketball - seen some, but not tons. I like the Rick Fox card if for no other reason than I have seen a couple of his acting jobs on TV shows which have been alright (last I recall was iZombie). Actually, none of his bigger stuff (multi-episode character runs), but his one offs just as luck would have it.

Through 10620 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 167 23
Inserts / Var Kept 351 50
Error 16 3
Keep 2081 332
Doubles/Sell 1763 251 1663 3076 299 41
Doubles Inserts / Var 138 4 146 216


  1. I happened to be channel surfing past HBO when Rick Fox's full frontal nudity scene was on. I don't channel surf anymore!

    1. The dangers of including HBO in your channel

  2. First time I've seen the 1999-2000 Fleer Tradition basketball cards myself. I know some may not agree, but I miss the days when the same companies made cards across all sports and designs were the same (I know 1999 Fleer Tradition baseball had that same design; 2003-04 Upper Deck Hockey also appears the same as the 2004 Upper Deck baseball and football sets).