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May Project Progress Report

May 25, 2011
Lemieux 10-11 Panini Limited Jumbo Materials Prime

If my self-control related to my eBay purchases over the last six weeks or so is any indication, today’s Project Progress Report for the month of May might just be one of the last with any sort of progress to actually report on for a little while.

If not for the Spring Toronto Sports Card and Memorabilia Expo, which I attended on Sunday, May 1, I would literally have nothing to show off in today’s article since I have not bought a single item to add to my collection on eBay since March 30th.

Thankfully the show allowed me to knock a decent number of cards off of my need list, so today’s post is far from a complete wash.

For my individual player collections I have displayed only the highlights of my pickups since there are just too many cards to include in a single post and for the most part base set cards are not major additions to make to a collection.

My favourites of the group displayed lower in the article are definitely the 2007-08 In the Game O Canada Game-Used Emblem of Joe Thornton, the 2010-11 Donruss Ice Kings of Mario Lemieux, and the 1999-2000 Upper Deck MVP Stanley Cup Edition Gold Script of Steve Yzerman.

The Thornton emblem card includes a good chunk of the “N” from the main Canada logo on the front of the jersey, making for a pretty cool card in my opinion.  With the Lemieux, I simply love the look and feel of the card.  It brings back some good memories of collecting as a kid, which is always nice in a new product since it is such a complete rarity.  As for the Yzerman, the fact that I was finally able to knock a fairly rare card off the list after more than a decade of trying to track it down at a reasonable price is rewarding in and of itself.

On the special project end of things, for the first time in a number of months of posting these updates, the highlights are not dominated by my 2008-09 Upper Deck Masterpieces Master Set project.  Instead, my other master set project, that being 1997-98 Donruss Preferred, takes top spot this month as I managed to add eight of the silver Cut to the Chase Parallel cards, along with a pair of the gold cards from the same set.

I paid what I consider to be a very fair price as opposed to getting them at a more financially beneficial rate.  The elimination of five percent of the Cut to the Chase set from my need list through a single dealer was more than worth the price though, especially when I look back and consider some of the deals I have come across for this project in the past.

As I mentioned both at the beginning of this article and in last month’s edition of this series of posts, I do not imagine I will be doing much in the way of buying over the next while.  I have a nasty habit of going on buying binges and I would like to avoid that as best I can until I get a few things functioning more effectively on the sales side of my hobby.  Once that is the case I can return a portion of my focus to acquisition of new items for the collection.

I am, however, always ready to take a look at what other collectors might have that can help decrease the size of the lists shown below, so please have a look at what is down there and let me know if you (or someone you know) have anything I might be interested in.  You can e-mail me at bb_bros@hotmail.com, find me on Twitter (@bb_bros) or Facebook, or just post a comment in this article.

Until Sunday, all the best in your collecting pursuits!

Ryan


ONGOING PLAYER COLLECTIONS:
Mario Lemieux
  

Jeremy Roenick
 

Sergei Samsonov
  

Joe Thornton
   
    

Daniel Tkaczuk
No new additions.

Steve Yzerman
   
  

SETS, INSERT SETS, AND OTHER SPECIAL PROJECTS

1997-1998 Donruss Preferred Master Set
(Have 391 of 457 – 85.6% Complete)
Base Set (Have 200 of 200 – 100% Complete)

Cut to the Chase (Have 149 of 200 – 74.5% Complete)
    
    

Still need – Silver: 14, 18, 42, 48, 58, 59, 69, 74, 78, 88, 102, 103, 124, 127, 129, 133, 135, 138, 142, 145, 147, 155, 160, 168, 179, 180, 183, 184, 189
Still need – Gold: 16, 25, 31, 39, 49, 53, 79, 81, 87, 95, 99, 105, 106, 148, 150, 153
Still need – Platinum: 4, 5, 7, 9, 41, 128

Colour Guard (Have 18 of 18 – 100% Complete)

Line of the Times (Have 24 of 24 – 100% Complete)

Precious Metals (Have 0 of 15 – 0% Complete)
Still need: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

2003-2004 Topps C55 Relics Jerseys – (Have 42 of 45 – 93.3% Complete)
Still need: TR-MC (Mike Comrie), TR-ML (Mario Lemieux), TR-SN (Scott Niedermayer)

2006-2007 Upper Deck Artifacts Bronze Parallel /25 – (Have 69 of 230 – 30.0% Complete)
Base Set (Have 28 of 100 – 28.0% Complete)
Still need: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99

Legends (24 of 50 – 48.0% Complete)
Still need: 102, 103, 104, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 117, 118, 122, 127, 129, 130, 131, 133, 138, 139, 141, 142, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149

Stars (11 of 50 – 22.0% Complete)
Still need: 151, 153, 155, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 177, 178, 179, 181, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 200

Rookies (6 of 30 – 20.0% Complete)
Still need: 201, 203, 204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230

2008-2009 Upper Deck Masterpieces Master Set– (Have 335 of 1027 – 32.6% Complete)
Base Set (Have 87 of 87 – 100% Complete)

Base Set Blue Parallel /50 (Have 25 of 87 – 28.7% Complete)
Still need: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 42, 44, 47, 49, 50, 53, 55, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87

Base Set Brown Parallel (Have 70 of 87 – 80.5% Complete)
Still need: 2, 7, 8, 11, 15, 18, 33, 34, 39, 47, 49, 53, 54, 65, 72, 81, 82

Base Set Green Parallel /99
(Have 34 of 87 – 39.1% Complete)
Still need: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 60, 63, 65, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87

Base Set Red Parallel /25 (Have 15 of 87 – 17.2% Complete)
Still need: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87

Brushstrokes Autographs Blue /25 (Have 1 of 81 – 1.2% Complete)
Still need: All but MB-CG (Clark Gillies)

Brushstrokes Autographs Brown (Have 23 of 81 – 28.4% Complete)
Still need: AB, AD, BC, BF, BH, BK, BL, BO, BR, BS, BU, CH, CN, DD, DP, DW, ES, FM, GA, GF, GH, GL, GP, HX, JB, JK, JM, JO, LM, LR, MB, MD, ML, MS, OR, PE, PR, PS, RB, RH, RI, RK, RL, RM, RO, RV, SA, SB, SC, SM, SS, TE, TF, TL, TO, VT, WG, WO

Brushstrokes Autographs Green /35 (Have 4 of 81 – 4.9% Complete)
Still need: All but MB-AD (Alex Delvecchio), MB-CG (Clark Gillies), MB-GP (Gilbert Perreault), MB-RI (Richard Brodeur)

Brushstrokes Autographs Red /10 (Have 0 of 81 – 0% Complete)
Still need: All 81

Canvas Clippings Jerseys Blue /50 (Have 15 of 67 –22.4% Complete)

Still need: All but BO (Bob Bourne), BU (Johnny Bucyk), DH (Dale Hawerchuk), LR (Larry Robinson), MR (Mike
Richter), PS (Peter Stastny), RL (Rod Langway), SG (Broje Salming), SU (Brent Sutter), TW (Tiger Williams), AO1 (Adam Oates – Blues), DH1 (Dino Ciccarelli – North Stars),GA2 (Glenn Anderson – Oilers), JM2 (Joe Mullen – Blues), SB2 (Scotty Bowman – Canadiens)

Canvas Clippings Jerseys Brown (Have 49 of 67 – 73.1% Complete)

Still need: BC, CN, GH, JB, JK, ML, RH, SM, TE, WG, DC1, LM1, LM2, MM2, PE1, PR1, PR2

Canvas Clippings Jerseys  Green /85 (Have 11 of 67 – 14.9% Complete)
Still need: All but BC (Bobby Clarke), BO (Bob Bourne), MR (Mike Richter), PS (Peter Stastny), RL (Rod Langway), DC1 (Dino Ciccarelli – North Stars), LM1 (Lanny McDonald – Maple Leafs), MM2 (Mark Messier – Rangers), RB1 (Ray Bourque – Avalanche), RB2 (Ray Bourque – Bruins), SB3 (Scotty Bowman – Penguins)

Canvas Clippings Jerseys Red /10 (Have 1 of 67 – 1.5% Complete)
Still need: All but CC-RB1 (Ray Bourque – Avalanche)

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