Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Who's the Bossy

Hard to strike a balance between stars of today and stars of yesteryear in a set. More and more sets these days try to find this balance. I gather the desire is to throw in more names people know and to draw on the history (and fans of that history) to broaden the appeal. I get it, and some do better than others.

I don't mind the base subset option which is what we have today.


2008-09 O Pee Chee used this Legends subset at the end of the base set to pay homage and draw some names of the past. I would have liked it being a bit more different than the Marquee Rookie colour palette which was used for that subset, but otherwise, acceptable.

Bossy is a good choice too being the first 50 goals in 50 games person in 1980-81 since Maurice Richard did it in 1944-45.

Gilbert was the original (first drafted) Sabre, and being a dupe is a bit less important to me given the two cards.

The rest

Nothing too desirable here, though the 20078-08 Topps continues to fill in a few holes in the base set - I'll need to count next time, but I think we are at 10 or less base cards needed for a complete set.

Through 12040 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 2365 353
Doubles/Sell 2155 277 2044 3209 312 44
Doubles Inserts / Var 166 4 210 218

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