Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It's an Opening Day, yes it is...

Hopefully closing day is still a ways off for the Leafs. Happy they have come back and pushed the series to Game 7 and that maybe they can finally beat Boston. Given work is still crazy (I worked about 84 hours last week), I am not going to catch the game - but would like to see some games in May.....hint hint Leafs!


Seeing these makes me happy. These make cards 5 and 6 of the 8 card National Card Day base set from 2008 Topps National Card Day set. Would be happy to see the last two show up in the Santa Lot. Unfortunate they have to both be Red Sox, but Big Papi gets a pass regardless....

Oh, and one other highlight....

Sweet. Didn't need it for the set, but a double to ensure I have one for the Leaf team set in addition to the set attempt.

The rest

Nice, but nothing extraordinary to discuss here.


First, big props to Fleer Brilliant for making parallels nice and easy. The number of the card? 13B, the B standing for Blue parallel. I wouldn't mind if this was done on all card parallels, but that is the visually impaired me saying that...and the fact that I couldn't tell a blue from a purple from a navy blue from a baby blue from a whatever other of the thousand colours are being used these days for parallels.

Also, has to be pointed out - Fizer doing his best impression of coming down on someone from above.

Bosh sighting too!

Through 11440 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 187 25
Inserts / Var Kept 362 63
Error 19 3
Keep 2272 344
Doubles/Sell 2005 258 1851 3143 312 42
Doubles Inserts / Var 151 4 182 217