The Santa Lot

This was a gift from Santa in 2015 - approximately 15,000 varied cards (mostly hockey). So, being a numbers person, I have to keep track of exactly what comes out of the supposed 15,000 card lot. The way I am breaking it down is by sport or non-sport set, by collection if it fits one, if not, whether it is a keeper because I don't have it, and do collect the sport. I will update the contents as I move forward in exploring the contents so that at the end, I can see exactly how it has gone.

I will have plenty of trade material from it as I go, so just send me a message here or through if you are interested in anything.

Should be interesting to go through - at least it will be for me, and hopefully for readers as well.


The Santa Lot project was completed on August 14, 2018 - my final post summarizing it. The totals are also below for what it is worth.

Through 12946 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 card pure base)
- 4 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) (x 2)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
HockeyBaseballBasketballFootballAustin PowersOther
Inserts / Var Kept39067
Doubles Inserts / Var1945236222


Update - September 10, 2020

Though I didn't keep track of exactly what happened with every card of The Santa Lot that I got, many were traded away to add cards to my collection I actually needed, but I do know specifically, I have sold off a few cards. Between those cards from it I sold, there was the Stephen Curry Topps Rookie back when I pulled it, and more recently, the 2003-04 SP Authentic pure base set, 2007-08 Topps Basketball base set, and one each of the Kevin Durant Rookie and Variation Rookie cards. 

Between these sales, I recouped $200 which means, not only did I end up ahead financially, I got to keep all the rest of the cards for free. It isn't like finding thousands of dollars worth of cards, but is the best hobby related transaction I've had.


  1. It's a longshot, but if you get any Aaron MacKenzie 09-10s let me know.