Friday, April 20, 2018

Billy will like this one

Sorry Billy but I have to point you out specifically, and your blog which is aptly named Cardboard History. Billy is one to enjoy the history of cards which, to some extent, is true of any collector of cards. That said, Bill is relatively new to NHL card collecting, so getting these cards made me think of him.


1985 Cartophilium Hockey Hall of Fame cards. These are copyrighted 1983, like the similar postcards, but were released in 1985. For anyone not able to collect really vintage cards (like myself), these give a great glimpse into early 1900 players and with a decent design (though I'd love even more of a write up on the back).

Had about five cards from this set come up a long time ago, and with a 240 card set, plenty there could be, but I doubt many more will come up in the Santa Lot, but really like these vintage subject cards - especially the Primeau Leaf card.

The rest

More 2007 Topps Heritage cards and 2007-08 UpperDeck Ice too!


Not sure I much appreciated Troy Aiken during his playing days being a Bills fan, but with the passage of time, I appreciate him more. Like him more than Bledsoe - not sure why Bledsoe bothers me so much...but he does....even though he is undeniable skilled.

Through 11400 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 (x 4) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 186 25
Inserts / Var Kept 362 61
Error 19 3
Keep 2262 344
Doubles/Sell 1994 258 1844 3138 309 42
Doubles Inserts / Var 151 4 181 217    


  1. Yep, those are neat! I didn't know they were standard size. I looked through the gallery on the Database not long ago.

    1. Yeah, had to get the right set as I saw the postcard size ones (I think that was their size) on the Database - and these are not those.