Sunday, May 31, 2020

Straight A's

Here is the last bunch of the big bunch of cards that Steven from passed along for my collection, and it's a lot of various Jays!

A bunch of smaller stuff and a couple UER cards (and a couple Sportflics right at the end). Most of these are 1992 Panini Stickers, which were a year or two past when stickers were something I collected as a child, but nice to get them now.

My faves are the "they look just like 1987 Topps full sized cards except glossy".

Mike Sharperson had a short tenure in Toronto, all of about 30 games before spending the rest of his career - all 500+ games, with the Dodgers.

We also get some nice Topps Gold and Black Gold parallels from the 90s because that was a big deal at the time.

Can I get an entire set of cards like the Pat Hentgen with stadiums in the background. Not photoshopped in, just have the players stand along the foul lines and go down the line taking photos. Such a magnificent shot.

The Witt also gets high marks for being a nice see-through acetate card.

From no 2000 Pacific Jays to a solid handful and then some, and some Bowman Jays which always confuse me with all of the different inserts or sets around prospects.

We then end with some more recent cards including a couple Vladdy inserts, a sweet gold parallel from the flagship set and everybody is going to know Bo. My favourite Bo since Jackson!

Huge thanks again to Steven for passing some awesome collection additions on as always, I tip my cap to you kind sir!

So I figure I'd also handle the rest of the Jeff Scott cards, which is now down to some random baseball, as a bunch of random 50 card packs and while I go through, hit the keepers and any traders still up for grabs, and anything else that may tickle my fancy on a given day.

Today's 50 was very A's heavy with a bunch of 1989 Fleer and 1987 Topps Oakland Athletics cards...but we have probably seen enough of those sets, right?

Here are the dupes that don't yet have a home...

Some of the A's still here - A shame I didn't luck out in needed the Murphy for my slow build 1982 set.

I did get a few set build base cards...

I could have sworn I had the card - but that Tim Raines Upper Deck card is a nice one. Also nice to have a post-2010 add too.

As seems to be the case with these, a nice number of inserts to keep as well...

Looking very much like a repack here - and I don't mean that in a bad way at all.

Some newer Bowman Chrome inserts and some from yesteryear.

I always really liked the Topps All-Star and Rookie insert sets (or mail-in as it were) - and here, another A for the day in Terry.

Another rare sight - Ryne as a Philly. Just so wrong as the man is the Chicago Cubs to me.

To end the day, something I haven't done in a while, share a couple Lista wins. I don't do much on the sight anymore as the "value" of the currency just plummeted over the past couple years.

Neither is a new card for the collection, but both have a home nonetheless and as per usual with the cards I win on Listia, were cheap.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Finishing up the hockey and starting the baseball

So, a bunch of cards going through to share today's post as I went through the rest of the cards that Jeff provided. Rather than share those cards I have found other homes for today, and to keep some of that a surprise for others, going to highlight what I kept and maybe some of the available cards. If you want to check out what is left, go on over to TCDB and my "Jeff Scott" for trade list. Will happily take anything Boston Bruins for whatever you like.

A single Leaf add which again, just means I got most of the Leafs when Jeff passed them on a while back, but I'll take a sticker add.

A few set additions from varying partially done sets that are low on my collecting goal list. The Quest For The Cup one is interesting in that, I am keeping it because I still have a boc of it to open from my Dave & Adam purchases last year.

Inserts / parallels / food issue / etc...

A complete McD insert set from the early 2000! Obviously when Pacific was handling the McDonalds hockey cards, and the classic crown die cut 6 card insert set is a great little add.

The Upper Deck Superstar Showdown cards are cut to go together like shown here (but are done in "pairs" that are supposed to be a play off each other).

Some very Pacific designs including a patriotic Martin with the Canadian flag - even if it is a not-so-great horizontal design.

Still a sucked for those see-through acetate eX cards.

Such a nice variety of cards - sure won't get me near any complete insert sets, but that's not really my goal in collecting insert (or parallels, etc), as the goal is really being able to keep a wide variety of designed cards which, generally, are a little bit harder to get (in most cases) than base cards.

Will end with some of the available cards for show - not all of them, but some highlights in case anyone is interested.

As always, anything there that interests people, just let me know.

Since I am speaking about hockey, and I have a PWE to share that is hockey, let me just share that today as well.

A first time trade partner on TCDB, Double B, reached out with an offer to send along a few short prints...

These move me to 47 remaining short prints to complete the full 200 card set. Definitely not top of the priorities, but happy to trade for any of the remaining ones I need if you have them!

Big thanks to Double B for reaching out and getting me a few cards closer.

Lastly, I promised last weekend to get through the baseball cards that were sent my way from Steven at, so let's look at those, starting today with the team sets that he knocked off.

First up, the biggest of the bunch...

The Jays team set counts 31 in 1991 O Pee Chee (can't remember if that includes the "Mets" or "Angels" cards or not). I had a start on the set, but here Steven was able to knock down every last one of the needs. Sure, the cards look very much like their Topps counterparts, but just with more Canadian O Pee Chee flair.

With ball, almost, in glove, Rance and Al knock off the 30 card team set for 1992 Stadium Club. Enjoyed the look of the set and the only complaint on the front is that, in the same amount of space, if the Stadium Club was smaller or replaced by a team logo or name.

Lastly, a few single card team "sets"...

Though maybe a bit too much white, the Fleer Greats cards are nice as are getting a single card from broken box sets like Jesse, but Dave wins of the three. Apparently, I have about 31% of all Dave Stieb cards in my collection. I was shocked to see he only has about 400 cards, and a good 100 of those are from a couple sets he showed up in the last 5 years (thanks to all the different parallels, 1/1s etc.

A great bunch of Jays additions and a big thanks as always to Steven. Tomorrow, I'll wrap this up with the rest of the Jays.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Jeff's Packs

When Jeff passed along his bunch of cards, I wasn't expecting to see some unopened packs, but here we are. Not much in it that I needed for the unopened pack collection, but did get one goodie.

Love getting a "new" pack from 20 years ago that I can add to the collection, and being a McDonalds one - even more awesome.

I thought this 2005-06 Rookie Box insert oversized card (5" x 7") was new to me, but I actually have one, so this will be a box topper for one of the packages I send out instead!

As for the rest of the packs...

So, rather than spread these ones out, let's go through them all today and hit the keepers/highlights.

Let's go through with 1990-91 Upper Deck first, which I am getting close on completing, and can hope to knock a few needs off what I have still outstanding.

Here are the keepers...

Yup. about 75 cards all in, and I end up with the Leaf cards and one card I need for the Victory set. Could have been worse I guess, but was hoping a bit better. At least there were a few inserts to keep...

These scan horrendously - 1990-91 Upper Deck hologram insrrts. Took a while for me to figure out that this is Mark Messier.

A Stars of the Game insert from Victory and...

A nice insert out of the McDonald's set with the Great One. This is actually the great one from these packs.

Fun opening, and a bunch more cards I already divvied most of to be sent out.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Two baseball sets a plenty

Today, some cards from two well traveled baseball card sets - 1989 Donruss and 1989 Topps. Jeff Scott had a good 1,500 cards or so in total from both sets. I am not going subject all of them to scanning, bu instead will just highlight what I am keeping - Jays, a couple inserts, some error cards, and some base set wants filled from 1989 Donruss.

Since I have 1989 Topps completed, but did still need some 1989 Donruss base cards...

A few Jays in here which I probably have, but want to ensure they make it to the set collection rather than the team collection. Going through, my guess is that the Griffey Jr. rookie is likely to be the last card I get, though down to about 70 cards left that I need.

So...Jays...don't really "need" any as I have complete sets but plenty of help...

Nice adds, even if they may be nothing new.

Some inserts (and Diamond Kings, because I lover those subsets).

Then we end with a few error cards that I didn't yet have from these them additions on working for a master set.

A quick run through, and plenty of dupes if anyone is missing anything from these sets, I may just have it - from Jeff, to me, to you!