Friday, June 8, 2018

Reaching 12k

First, a congrats to the Caps. Honestly, I wasn't going to be too happy either way - whether Vegas won their purchased Cup or Ovechkin won his first (I have never been a fan of his). Though in recent years, Ovechkin has become more tolerable (his attitude always came off a bit too brash and arrogant to me), and I guess he does deserve at least one Cup. Also, since it is a team thing, I can't really hold it against the entire team not to win, and since they have been the solid playoff team this year....yeah, congrats tot he Caps as I said.

It'll only last a year anyway as the Leafs will win it all next year.

Once you are done laughing (and I don't blame you), feel free to continue reading...

Way back in December 2015 I started going through the Santa Lot of cards. Originally it was the $70 CDN for somewhere around 12,000 - 15,000 cards. Here we are 2.5 years later, and we have hit that lower threshold.


Braydon is a good pick up here. This was fairly early in his career - currently with Tampa Bay.

The rest

A love a good checklist. They don't get enough love, but were such an important set growing up as a kid. There was no internet to double check or search to see a full checklist. You had to wait and hope to pull the checklists for the set, then - heaven forbid - you ket track of what cards you had by actually using a pen or pencil and marking it on the checklist cards!


I generally like the design of the 1998-99 SP Authentic base card design, but I would make one change. instead of the circle background centre design, I'd stretch it out to a square and fill the centre leaving the writing around the card as the border. Finiest is also a good pick up, especially with the protective peel still in tact..

Through 12000 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 194 26
Inserts / Var Kept 377 64
Error 19 3
Keep 2362 353
Doubles/Sell 2149 277 2030 3201 312 44
Doubles Inserts / Var 166 4 201 218


  1. I was rooting for Winnipeg.. Lost all interest when they were eliminated..