Sunday, 12 July 2020

Mailbag: One! Two! Three Complete Sets! Ah Ah Ah!

The mailbag finally re-opens after waiting for a trio of mailers to arrive.
Courtesy of a mailer from Dennis @ Too Many Manninghams, here's the final card from 2018 Optic.
From the same mailer, here's the final 8 cards from last year's Score football. That's been replaced on the wantlist with the only 2 cards I didn't get in my hobby box, retail or LCS build from this year's release.
The final set builder damage to my wantlist is this, although I'd already checked this one off when Dennis told me it would be in a future mailer.

In fact, with cards currently in my COMC inventory, I've finally finished the base set of Rookie Anthology.

That's 92 rookie/auto/relics out of 249 in hand/COMC, the Filip Forsberg that was actually /125 in hand, a redemption that never got fulfilled (JT Miller), 1 redemption that may or may not come through (Jonas Brodin), and another one:
that also may or may not come through (even though these did go live at one point). I saw a group break and bought the Blues slot specifically to chase this redemption, and BAM it came through. Whether it does or not, I'm still calling this set as complete as it can be.

Whew. It was worth the wait for this.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 26.4 - Hockey Cubism

1995 Pinnacle - Josef Beranek - Not the most exciting card to start with, but you gotta start somewhere. And you do get a nice look at the anniversary patch.
1991 Score - Adam Graves
1990 Bowman - Brad Shaw
1993 Leaf - Peter Zezel - More '93 Leaf backs.
1991 UD - Ron Francis - Stanley!
1995 Topps Super Skills - Andrew Cassels
1991 7IS - Zbynek Kukacka
2016 Showcase - Mark Stone - Sens content.
1990 Bowman - Bob Beers
1991 7IS - Drew Bannister
2016 UD - Radim Vrbata
2018 UD - Zemgus Girgensons
2018 SPA - Ryan Ellis
2019 MVP - Pierre Luc Dubois
2017 UD - Shea Weber
1999 MVP - Trevor Letowski
1991 7IS - Kayle Short - Who needs to zoom in on the player for the photo?
1992 Topps - John LeClair
1990 Score - Steve Yzerman
1990 Score - Gerard Gallant
2016 SPA Future Watch - Sergey Tolchinsky - My final hit of the repack. Sergey played 4 games over two seasons, and has been in the KHL the past two years. Still a hit!
1991 Score - Jeff Daniels

2017 Overtime Ice Cold - Frank Mahovlich - An insert from a bonus pack! An easy contender for favourite card here.
2007 MVP - Darcy Tucker
1990 Bowman - Shayne Corson
1991 OPC - Jamie Macoun
1990 UD - Scott Stevens - Rangers alum #1 from this portion
1991 UD - Pelle Eklund
1993 Score - Brendan Shanahan
2007 H&S - Alexei Cherapanov
2007 Hot Prospects - Ray Emery - Sens content!
2007 McDonald's - Doug Weight
2016 Platinum - Hudson Fasching - Shininess battle!
1990 Pro Set - Paul Cavallini
1992 Score - Ray Sheppard
2018 SPA  - Jeff Skinner - Rangers alum #2 from this portion
1991 Pro Set - Sylvain Cote
1990 UD - Rick Zombo
2001 OPC - Teppo Numminen
2002 McDonald's - Ryan Smyth/Eric Brewer
2004 Franchises - Jimmy Mann - The final Franchises card in this.
1991 OPC - Gerard Gallant
1993 Stad. Club - Darryl Sydor
1990 Pro Set - Randy Ladouceur
1991 Score - David Bruce - Rangers alum #3 from this portion
1992 Ultra - Craig Muni
2015 UD - Frans Nielsen
1991 UD - Dominik Hasek
1991 7IS - George Dourian
1990 Bowman - Murray Craven

1990 UD - Jason Herter - Learn some French!
1992 Parkhurst - Dave Babych
2007 MVP - Patrick Kaleta
2018 SPA - Mark Messier
1992 Topps - Glenn Murray
1991 Score - John Cullen
1990 Score - Rod Langway
2012 Score - Asam Burish
2011 Score - Evgeny Dadonov
2002 Be A Player - Daniel Alfredsson - Alfie! A dupe for my Alfie collection, but a need for my Sens collection,
1990 Score - Glen Wesley
2013 Black Diamond - Shea Weber
2015 Portraits - Jacob de la Rose
1991 7IS - Todd Walker
2016 Parkhurst - Braden Holtby
2018 Ice - Nico Hischier
2018 SPA - Pekka Rinne
2015 UD - Eric Gudbranson
2015 Tim Hortons - Kevin Fiala - Food issue card!
2011 UD - Michael Frolik - And this ends it. With an interesting photo and a scanner blotch.

And that's a 250 count cube worth of cards. My expected mailings finally showed up over the past few days, so I'll start on those next time.

Friday, 10 July 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 26.3 - Hockey Cubism

Time to start the second half.
1990 7IS - Sean Basilio  -  I had no idea what trophy that was in the picture, but it is the OHL's FW 'Dinty' Moore Trophy for the Lowest Rookie Goals-Against Average.
1991 UD - Russ Courtnall
1994 Parkhurst - Garth Butcher
2007 McDonald's - Marian Hossa - These are the shiniest cards in this.
2001 UD - Petr Sykora
2007 MVP - Anze Kopitar
1993 Ultra - Scott Mellanby
1989 OPC - Gary Suter
1990 Bowman - Keith Acton
1990 Score - Steve Leach
2017 CHL - Thomas Gregoire
2017 Team Canada - Brett Ritchie - This portion's patriotic entry.
2016 Premiere - AJ Greer - Here's the second hit in the cube. Greer's been more AHL than NHL, but a hit is a hit!
1990 Score - Bernie Nicholls
2013 UD - Sergei Bobrovsky
2009 UD - Chris Higgins
1991 UD - Rob Zettler
2011 SPA - Keith Yandle
1990 Score - Gerald Diduck
1993 Premier - Boris Mironov
2004 Franchises - Jean Beliveau - All these are getting scanned. No exceptions. Even for dupes. Which this isn't.
2011 UD - Drew Doughty
1993 Leaf - Ed Belfour - Here's another '93 Leaf back!
2017 SPA - Darryl Sittler
2015 UD - David Backers
2018 UD - Adrian Kempe
1990 UD - Rick Bennett
2015 UD - Alex Killorn - One of the contenders for best photo in this portion.
2013 UD - Semyon Varlamov
1991 UD - Jassen Cullimore
1990 Score - Cam Russell
1990 Score - Dana Murzyn
1991 Score - Dale Kushner
1993 Parkhurst Emerald - Matthew Barnaby - Do coaching alumni count for my Rangers collection? Yup!
1990 UD - Andrew Cassels
1990 UD - Mark Osborne
2011 Score - Erik Gustafson
2016 Showcase - Jaroslav Halak
1997 Coll. Choice - Martin Lapointe - And this is the other contender. Both horizontal cards, too!
2014 UD - Joe Colborne
2015 MVP - Nazem Kadri - A more traditional alum.
1990 Score - Carey Wilson
1989 OPC - Harold Snepsts
1991 Score - Craig Wolanin - And another.
2015 UD - Victor Rask
1992 Topps - Petr Svoboda - 2/14 content.
1992 Parkhurst - Grant Fuhr
2016 Parkhurst - Evander Kane
1991 Topps - Donald Audette
1990 Bowman - Rob Murray - A rare interesting photo in this pretty dull release.
1993 Stad. Club - Darryl Sydor
1992 7IS - Tony Bella
2007 MVP - Chris Drury
1991 UD - Trevor Kidd
1990 UD - Martin Hostak
1991 7IS - Jeff Walker
2006 OPC - David Printz - Even if he didn't have the most amazing career, SP rookies are still unexpected in this.
2004 Franchises - Elmer Lach - Yup. All of thse are getting scanned.
1990 UD - Vincent Riendeau
2016 Parkhurst - James Van Riemsdyk
1986 OPC - Chris Nilan - The oldest card in the repack.
1993 Pinnacle - Vladimir Malakhov
1992 Score - Kevin Todd
1990 Score - Kelly Hrudey
2007 Rookie Class - Curtis McElhinney - One of those "Are we sure this isn't a metal album cover" masks.
1990 OPC - Jamie Macouon
1993 UD - Matthew Barnaby - And we end on the second Barnaby in this portion.

1 more stack of cards to go!

Thursday, 9 July 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 26.2 - Hockey Cubism

2007 Going for the Gold - Marc Andre Fleury - The first post's first card was a patriotic entry. Here's another one.
2009 SPX - Henrik Lundqvist - A mask binder card.
2001 Between The Pipes - Mike Noronen - And another.
1997 UD - Kevin Hatcher
1993 Parkhurst-  James Patrick
1990 Bowman - Jimmy Carson
1993 UD - Frank Pietrangelo
1991 UD - Jim Hrivnak
1994 Leaf - Mike Stapleton
1997 SPA - Mike Johnson - Shininess! Or at least Foiliness.
1991 UD - Brian Leetch
1990 Score - Peter Stastny
1993 Pinnacle - Joe Nieuwendyk
1993 UD - Mario Lemieux
2016 Parkhurst-  Milan Luciic
1990 Score - Guy Carbonneau
1990 Pro Set - John Tucker - Rangers alum!
1990 Premier - Jiri Latal
2017 Ice - Nail Yakupov - Acetateness as a career on this continent wound down.
2016 Parkhurst - Cal Clutterbuck
2017 UD - Tyson Barrie
2019 UD - Taylor Hall - The most recent card in this repack.
2010 UD - Stephane Robidas
1990 7th Inning Sketch - Steven Rice - A more obvious Kitchener Rangers alum.
2018 SPA Red - Connor Hellebuyck
2018 UD - Henrik Zetterberg
1991 UD - Dave McLwain
2007 MVP - Tyler Arnason
1990 UD - Brian Bellows - One more!
2012 Score - Brad Richards
2015 UD - Marco Scandella
2007 Hot Prospects - Jaromir Jagr - Jagr cards without a flowing mullet visible seem wrong.
1991 UD - Trevor Linden
1990 Bowman - Mathieu Schneider
1995 Score - Garry Galley
2003 Quest for the Cup - Curtis Joseph
2004 ITG Franchises - Dennis Potvin - Much like 1993 Leaf, I feel like I have to highlight any appearance from this set.
1991 UD - Sheldon Kennedy
1993 Classic - Dimitri Yushkevich
1990 Score - Lou Franceschetti
1993 Parkhurst - Robert Burakovsky - Sens content!
2004 H&P - Doug O'Brien
2007 MVP - Chris Phillips - Almost back-to-back!
2018 SPA - Marcel Dionne
1993 Parkhurst - Shawn Burr - The fourth alum in this portion.
1990 Bowman - Tony Tanti
1993 Leaf - Martin Gelinas - Scanning the back.
2005 Rookie Update - Milan Hejduk - 2/14 appearance!
1998 Pacific - Mike Sillinger
1990 Score - Craig Janney
1993 Stad. Club - Paul Ysebaert
1990 Score - Craig Ludwig
2004 Franchises - Dit Clapper - Another Franchises card, with Clapper being more obscure of a player in terms of cardboard appearances. Easily my favourite in this portion.
1999 Stad. Club - Adam Deadmarsh
1992 Ultra - Brian Mullen
1990 Bowman - Glenn Anderson
1990 Score - Tony Tanti
1992 Stad. Club - Ken Baumgartner
1990 Score - Greg Paslawski
1990 Topps - Mike Modano
1994 Classic - Jeff O'Neill
1992 Classic - Curtis Bowen
2015 UD - Jaroslav Halak
2003 ITG Action - Tim Gleason
2013 Showcase - Larry Robinson - #5.
2018 UD - Jason Demers
1990 Bowman - Tony Hrkac
1990 Score - Dan Quinn
1991 Parkhurst - Brad McRimmon
1993 Pinnacle - Rob Zamuner
1991 OPC - Sabres Team

2007 MVP - Barrett Jackman - And that's that.