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 tradingcarddb.com 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:
|- 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)|
|Inserts / Var Kept||390||67|
|Doubles Inserts / Var||194||5||236||222|
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.