Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hooray for Souray

Highlights:

Yeah - hooray for the one card that I will be keeping today, but at least it is a parallel. I am growing to hate the different parallels for 2008-09 O Pee Chee because the names really don't help me differentiate them, and in hand they look the same (so I assume all I have are Gold, though I don't really know the in hand difference with Metal. At least with Metal X I understand there is an "x" design to the pattern. Yeah - not my favourite task trying to differentiate some parallels from others.

The rest
Keepers:
Nope - nada - just the one.

Traders:



A couple more of the rookie card base cards out of 2004-05 Ultra with just a slight tinge of copper colouring used...yes, just a little sarcastic...

The Tim Duncan card is pretty awesome. Great shot for the background of the fans waiving as a distraction during the free throw - there is a card type to collect if there was ever one!

Lastly, the 2008 Donruss Elite actually made a big dent, with the base set almost 80% complete (true base set anyway).

Through 10340 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 card pure base)
- 3 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
- 2007-08 Topps Base and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 162 19
Inserts / Var Kept 345 49
Error 16 2
Keep 2008 314
Doubles/Sell 1705 239 1616 3046 299 41
Doubles Inserts / Var 124 4 139 212

Monday, January 22, 2018

Kobe or three

Highlight:

Another example of being excited to see star cards - happened just a few days ago as well, but can't complain about the star power. It's another case of having the 5-6 cards before and after in the base set, and thinking I probably wouldn't see Kobe, but here he is in triplicate.

The rest
Keepers:

Jeff had part of 7 seasons in the NHL, most with the Islanders, but only had over 60 games in a season twice. At least he got a number of cards through his career - actually, these days anyone who might get a whiff at the NHL ends up with 50 cards a set with all the parallels these days, but I digress...

Traders:


Nuggets and Nash is basketball and some 7th Inning Sketch - standard fare if ever there were.

Through 10320 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 card pure base)
- 3 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
- 2007-08 Topps Base and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 162 19        
Inserts / Var Kept 344 49        
Error 16 2        
Keep 2008 314        
Doubles/Sell 1704 239 1607 3037 299 41
Doubles Inserts / Var 124 4 139 212    

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Estate finds - the third

Before another, and the last estate lot of Jays, a one card Listia win...

An in person auto from a seller on Listia who has a lot of auto cards up lately (some on card, some in person). I have no reason to doubt it, and when compared to other sigs online (TTM - his sticker auto cards look a lot more deliberate and full - which would make sense given a better signing environment I am sure), so I am happy enough with it.

As for the Jays estate lot - another post like yesterday, let's see what this group brings...


We start well enough getting one new Jays card - another Glossy Fleer Update card from the mid-80s.


Also excellent is gett a couple 1980 cards in this bunch as well. I didn't need either, but glad to see a couple going back this far as it gives me hope for more in the rest of the bunches.



Probably one of my favourite cards from the 80s, and for sure from 1987 - th George Bell All Star card from 1987 Topps. Simple enough design, and simple enough picture, but goes together very well with the simplicity.


A few more dupes even within the cards I received in the first three batches out of the estate. Makes me think I might be getting more of the same, but only time will tell.

As I say, this was the last estate package I did receive, so the other dozen won't be coming due to health of the seller...oh well, but hope all is well.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

More estate card wins

Here with another win of 25 card lot from Listia. Let's see how different it is from the one from last weekend. Besides, I have another tomorrow too.


We get a little bit earlier here with 1984 Topps rather than just to 1985 like last time. Nothing new to my collection in these though.


Right into a bunch of 1989 cards including a couple George Bells from 1989 Fleer. I will say, the Pat Borders card is what I picture from Pat as a Jay. I don't know why, but I always pictured him as shown here - call it typical catcher if you will. A lifetime .250 hitter, not much power, decent behind the plate and that being what his main role was.


We finish with some 1989 Topps.

Not as good as the first one, but no complaints!

Friday, January 19, 2018

More classic friends appear

Highlight:

Not a lot going on today, but any time I can get a Stargell and the rest of the company here, you can't really say it's a bad day.

The rest
Keepers:

The keepers today are simply Datsyukian...

Traders:


A bit surprised that with as many 2007-08 SP Authentic cards that have come up, I only have about 1/3 the base set. Like 2007-08 Upper Deck, it is great for being able to trade away a good chunk of the base set to 3-4 people who want to get started, now I just need to find those three or four people...

Through 10300 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 card pure base)
- 3 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
- 2007-08 Topps Base and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 162 19
Inserts / Var Kept 344 49
Error 16 2
Keep 2007 314
Doubles/Sell 1697 239 1595 3037 299 41
Doubles Inserts / Var 124 4 139 212

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Star Power

To start the day, a nice little Listia pack I picked up - mainly for another copy of one particular card...can you guess...

Yeah, a third bat flip card of Jose amid a bunch of 2016 Topps. I wouldn't have a problem having 50 of these...good memories, and good times. The two Topps ad cards were used for protecting the cards, but I'll take them. I needed a few, and unfortunately, these were not it, but I know some people I can trade them to.

As for the Santa Lot, always nice to get some star cards - even of the base variety...

Highlights:

Given how many cards out of 2007-08 Topps have come up, I was wondering if Kobe had been taken out, but with three here, I am going to go with "no". Same can be said about Lebron. I have a feeling I will end up missing a few random cards from these base sets still when all said and done.

The rest
Keepers:

1987 Upper Deck Fleer....

Traders:


I could have put a few of the hockey cards under the highlight too between Oates, Modano, and LeClair.

Through 10280 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 card pure base)
- 3 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
- 2007-08 Topps Base and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 162 19
Inserts / Var Kept 344 49
Error 16 2
Keep 2006 314
Doubles/Sell 1683 234 1595 3037 299 41
Doubles Inserts / Var 124 4 139 212

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can we just say - same as yesterday?

I get to take it easy today as the 20 from the Santa Lot today is basically a repeat of yesterday in that, the highlight is more 2008-09 O Pee Chee base cards.

Highlight:

Every little bit helps.

The rest
Keepers:

A couple other keepers - those SPX can be very hit or miss when scanning.

Traders:



I still get excited getting the 2005 Upper Deck Classics baseball cards. Unfortunately, no more retro star rookie cards (I need 20 more) in the bunch, but this is a set I am more than happy to give someone else a partial set if anyone is interested.

Through 10260 cards:
Specific Accomplishments:
- Complete 2003-04 SP Authentic Basketball (90 card pure base)
- Complete 2005 Upper Deck Classics (100 card pure base)
- 3 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
- 2007-08 Topps Base and 1957-58 Variations Basketball  #112 Kevin Durant (Rookie)
- 2009-10 Topps #321 Stephen Curry (Rookie)
Hockey Baseball Basketball Football Austin Powers Other
Toronto 162 19        
Inserts / Var Kept 344 49        
Error 16 2        
Keep 2006 313        
Doubles/Sell 1676 234 1583 3037 299 41
Doubles Inserts / Var 124 4 139 212