Friday, June 29, 2018

Continuin the horizontal

I swear I didn't plan it this way. Sometimes nice things just fall into place. Yesterday we saw some SPx cards with horizontal design, as was used in the couple base sets. Those cards are decent, mostly for their shininess as far as my like goes, but today we have a better example.


Of course this is a staged photo. They can work out alright sometimes, but usually an action shot is preferred. Here it works and makes this a memorable card to me. Why?

1) The background is dark which is such a contrast from the usual whiteness of hockey cards - something to do with the ice I think.

2) Head on to the net photo. Usually you get a TV angled type shot, so a head on shot of a net is a bit off the norm.

3) No helmet - yes, more of a phenomenon with recent cards, and can be done here with the staged shot. Reminds of the flowing hair on cards from the 70s.

4) Holy puck! I would take a wild guess and assume there are 50 in the net, but possibly more. Again, just to stress what kind of goal scorer |Brett was - his three most recent seasons before this card had goals of 72, 86, and 70. Almost a goal a game over that span.

The rest

A two diamond Naslund isn't too shabby, though I prefer when the diamond rank is quietly done in diamonds rather than a number.


I like the bright colour on the Weekes mask - masks like that are why some out there just collect goalie and mask cards - the unique and individual style that goes into them can be awesome.

Through 12300 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 199 26
Inserts / Var Kept 380 64
Error 19 3
Keep 2410 355
Doubles/Sell 2224 277 2145 3235 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 171 4 213 218    

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