With it being a small set, we started yesterday and finish (for now) on what we get for this base set, today.
Unwinding with baseball cards...and hockey cards....and Magic cards...and who knows what else...
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Finish The Play
Monday, August 30, 2021
Today is a good day - we not only get to see a new set, but a set I hadn't seen at all before - 2001-02 Upper Deck Playmaners.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
McDs and Not Just Hockey
WHenever I get some McDonald's cards, it's a good thing.
Back to some 2000-01 McDonald's cards. At the time, it was Pacific doing the cards, and they were some pretty good designs in the early 00s. Here we have a couple more copies of Antropov. This was early in Nik's career, and he did end up in Toronto for about 9 years, which was the majority of his NHL time.
The best part though, is given I only need about 6 cards in the base set...
Well, need two less cards now. Funny enough, 2 of those missing are Montreal Canadiens...so I guess I need to have them, even if I don't really "want" them.
As for the rest, some interesting cards here too...
Okay, that Wallace card looks really nice - the Raptors purple and the purple glare, just a yummy looking card.
We do have a few left over Be A Player hockey cards, but...
A bunch of duplicate McD cards make up for it. Would love to need them all, but have already pulled most of the base set from this lot.
We end with a single 2002-03 Upper Deck card. Not a set I am that has drawn my collecting interest to this point. A solid variety of cards to day, which is always nice.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
No More Playing
Here we have the last (for now) bunch of 1999-2000 Br A Player Memorabilia.
All fine and good, but I'm looking forward to a different set tomorrow.
Friday, August 27, 2021
50 Shades of Blue
As we continue through some more 1999-2000 Be A Player Memorabilia cards, let's talk a little quality control.
Mair did crack the Toronto lineup as described on his card, though was in Toronto for only 24 games over two partial seasons, though found success in Buffalo and in all was in the NHL almost 500 games.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Be A Collector?
Be A Player sets have never been ones I overly cared for. I rarely find a design I like much, and the "In The Game Inc.", just not the same as an Upper Deck, Score, Topps, etc.
Not saying they can't have decent sets, just not sets that drive me to collect them. Today we have a perfect example of that issue.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Ending With The Leaf Portion
Today, we get to wrap up the 2006-07 O Pee Chee set (well...so far, could always be more somewhere in this lot).
Well, the backs for the Hall Worthy cards are simple enough, but the team colouring is a nice touch.
The set will never be one of my favourites, but isn't horrible either, kind of middle of the road, though I still find it isn't typical O Pee CHee.