Monday, July 30, 2018

Never too late for another accomplishment

Before I get to the accomplishment that actually happened, a big update on my goal for the year of trading away 5,000 cards. I have a box going out today with just over 800 cards which brings the total cards traded up to 4,436, a 600 count box shy of reaching the goal. With plenty of time left, I think I should reach the goal before the end of the summer, and might get as high as 7,000 by the end of the year depending on how the fall goes.

This was going to be the highlight, but given there was nothing for me to keep, it was no competition at all.


So, I only needed one of these copies to get the complete base set, but instead got these three instead. Awesome knocking off a complete set again as it has been a while from the Santa Lot. Now the question is - does anyone want this 135 card complete set (including the  checklist cards as well) as I would be more than happy to trade it away.

The rest

The 2007-08 Topps variation cards would have otherwise highlighted today as both the cards were needed for the insert set.

Was disappointed I didn't need the 2008-09 Masterpieces Hawerchuk card, but so be it - same with the McDs.

Through 12720 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
- Complete 2007-08 Topps Basketball Base Set
- 2007-08 Topps Base (x 5) and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 206 27
Inserts / Var Kept 385 65
Error 19 3
Keep 2488 368
Doubles/Sell 2327 280 2267 3294 312 45
Doubles Inserts / Var 182 4 226 222


  1. Not so fun fact: Crittenden is or was in jail, for murder. Somebody shot at him, he shot back, and missed...but hit a bystander just walking down the street. I'm not sure if he is still in jail or not. One of the few NBA players I am not a fan of.

    1. Yes - let me specify - highlight for card purposes only....not for the individual himself.

    2. Actually brings up a good question - how far as a collector, would you go to NOT collect certain people. This one, or even say Chris Benoit in wrestling as an extreme. WOuld you complete the set without that card and be fine with it...