Though there have been a few 1994 Signature Rookie cards from the COVID lot - we get a bunch more today.
Monday, July 31, 2023
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Though I don't collect cards for the minors - whatever the sport - I can understand those who do. The COVID lot brings a bunch of cards today from 1998 Bowman CHL, so I'll show some, but the full 70 cards are in my traders at TCDB if any one is interested.
Through the cards, there are a few names of future NHLers, though I have a feeling some of the rest were pulled for that very reason, otherwise I would have seen more. Lecavalier and Morrow are a couple from the group that went on from there.
A good quality set, and collectible at 165 cards.
Saturday, July 29, 2023
I can't believe the summer is close to half over already. Time seems to go faster in the summer, even if the days are longer. I also can't believe how much I have been able to trade this year through TCDB. I am not one to initiate trades as I don't have the time to do much of it, but after years of doing about 50 trades a year, last year I jumped up to about 100, and this year being half way through, I am on pace for over 120. Now, it might slow down the second half of the year, so we will have to wait and see, but still...impressive to me that so many trades are able to happen, just shows the continued growth of the site!
Today, a quick trade with andersonadams1 which was really for the first 4 cards, but they were kind enough to throw in the second four...
I still need a couple more 1985 Fleer base Jays for the team set, but if I ever focus enough, I am sure I could finish that one off.
Also, although the Sportgflics card is for 1987, there are variations on the copyright date for those not aware. Here, I got the 1986 dated version, but there are also 1987 and even some versions with no copyright date. If you like to collect and care about those variations, just another to be aware of if you weren't already.
Though I will collect such variations for my Jays, I am glad that more recent years have seen a lot less of these copyright type variations...though I guess replacing them with short printed base card variations makes up for it (and not in a good way...).
Friday, July 28, 2023
Today's share is a TCDB trade with member myrke which brings some Blue Jays cards my way.
We finish with another Jays team set I am getting closer on with the 2021 Topps Holiday set which, I still am not a big fan of the dangling decoration design....just keep it to the edges and let me enjoy the photos guys!
Thank you for the trade myrke!
Thursday, July 27, 2023
No surprise, a new Magic set came out recently, and I picked up packs for my pack collection. Sometimes though, crossovers just make a lot of sense, and this is one of them.
My first cards from the 2000 Wizards of the Coast WCW Nitro game. Given the timing, it was short lived, as was the remaining time of WCW, and even if it did last, not sure the card game would have made it more than a couple years.
Still - nice to have the cards from a collecting perspective!
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Today, a nice surprise from the COVID lot as, at first glance, I didn't think I would need any of these cards, but it was just me being confused on which set I was still working on!
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
When I consider Parkhurst sets, I think of two things really - Emerald Green parallels, thanks to the sets of the early 90s, and the newer cheaper looking sets (not that it is a bad thing being cheaper, but just, what it is for me).
With no Leafs, no errors, no anything for me in these cards, it's one Parkhurst set that won't find a place here...unlike the early 90s that I either have complete, or quietly working to....man, does surprise me at times how much I miss Pro Set and those early 90s sets.
Is there a Parkhurst set or timeframe that you really enjoyed the products that were being put out under the name?
Monday, July 24, 2023
Redemption Points were a big deal back in the early 200s. I never bothered with them, but know some who did. The thought was, you collect the points, and when you get enough, follow the instructions to redeem them.
We even get some In The Game ones from 2003-04, with slightly more colour, but same purpose. If anyone cares, I scanned the backs so you can see all the glorious rules for the points. Redemption wasn't necessarily easy though, as you usually needed in the hundreds of points to do the redemption, and getting that one or two points at a time, did mean needing a lot.
Did anyone out there ever collect and redeem with these types of point cards...I never did, but maybe I am in the minority, though I doubt it.
Sunday, July 23, 2023
Okay, never seen this set in hand, so had to take a look up when I got to this small bunch of about 11 cards...
The backs are a bit tough to read in hand, and don't scan well as you can see. From what I can see, the cards can sell decently as singles, and the boxes appear a bit overpriced (like everything these days). At being such a small base set, I am almost tempted to start with the handful of different cards here, but nah - rather trade these for Leafs/Jays I need instead.
Chalk this up to another set I didn't really know much about, or had seen much of, until now!
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Happily, the COVID lot brings a small run of a team card "bunch", and it's all Jays!
Friday, July 21, 2023
Late 90s Pacific was always good for being a bit different for the times...
Interesting to get a few teams in numbers here, but nothing to keep and not a set I am drawn to start collecting so...up for grabs if anyone is up for a trade!
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Today, the COVID lot has been nice enough to bring some 1995-96 Select Certified cards. Definitely a set I never saw in the wild, and was at the ending cusp of my childhood collecting days. The set still doesn't have much of a draw for me with the black and white background effect. I get it, the player stands out, but I like getting the whole picture thank you.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Well, I guess there must have been some level of team collecting maybe with whereever the COVID lot came from, because we get a whole bunch of Red Wings today!