Thursday, April 12, 2018

Some rookies can turn out well


Some time when rookies are picked to highlight sets, they work out pretty well. Alex has been in the bigs for a decade, and though it has been with a few teams, has seen plenty of full seasons and success.

What can I say, sometimes they get one right - a nice change from those players that make it for a game or two and that's it.

The rest

A good assortment of keepers between the four sets.


Funny - I don't think there have been too many checklists all things considered when we look back at everything that has come out of the Santa Lot of cards. Here is a fairly standard one out of 1991 Upper Deck Football.

Through 11280 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 184 25
Inserts / Var Kept 359 61
Error 19 3
Keep 2221 342
Doubles/Sell 1962 258 1811 3135 309 42
Doubles Inserts / Var 147 4 181 217


  1. I actually like getting cards of the oddball guys more than the mainstream players. Of course, my main project is getting everyone who ever had a card represented more than chasing superstars, so maybe it's me.

    1. I don't think it is necessarily just you, but it is in your wheelhouse so to speak.