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April Project Progress Report

April 27, 2011

With April winding down, it is time for this month’s Project Progress Report, a monthly feature on this blog through which I update readers on the state of my various collecting projects.

As I indicated in last month’s version of this article, as well as in another post earlier this month, I decided to make April a month where I would not be purchasing any cards in order to save money for this coming weekend’s Toronto Spring Sports Card and Memorabilia Expo.  I have successfully achieved that goal for the month, but I still had a number of cards arrive in the mail in the early part of the month that had been paid for in late March, so there is still some progress for me to report upon.

Once again, my 2008-09 Upper Deck Masterpieces Master Set Project is heavily featured in this month’s edition.  I am quickly coming to the conclusion that this product is likely my favourite from top to bottom that has ever been produced.  Quite simply,  he cards are just gorgeous.  Every envelope I open that contains another card for my project leaves me wanting to make another addition as soon as possible.  Let me tell you, not buying anything for this project in April was a huge struggle for me.

There are also a handful of additions to my player-specific projects this month and I managed to put a few more dents in my 06-07 Upper Deck Artifacts Bronze Parallel /25 set, inching myself ever closer to making that ambitious dream a reality.

I will be off to the Toronto Expo on Sunday, the first time I have ever been on the last day of the show.  While my expectation levels for what I might be able to find are relatively low, my dad is still planning to attend on the Friday, so there should be plenty of additions to the projects to show off at the end of May.

After that I foresee a potentially lengthy absence from the purchasing side of the hobby as I buckle down and try to push my eBay sales to the next level.

Even though that’s the plan, I am always willing to look and listen when it comes to cards on the need lists shown below, so please take a look and let me know if you (or someone you know) have any of the cards listed.  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’s first post of May, all the best in your collecting pursuits!

Ryan

ONGOING PLAYER COLLECTIONS:
Mario Lemieux
   

Jeremy Roenick
No new additions.

Sergei Samsonov
No new additions.

Joe Thornton
  

Daniel Tkaczuk
No new additions.

Steve Yzerman
   

SETS, INSERT SETS, AND OTHER SPECIAL PROJECTS
1997-1998 Donruss Preferred Master Set(Have 381 of 457 – 83.3% Complete)
Base Set (Have 200 of 200 – 100% Complete)
Cut to the Chase (Have 139 of 200 – 69.5% Complete)
Still need – Silver: 14, 18, 23, 38, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 58, 59, 69, 74, 78, 88, 92, 100, 102, 103, 124, 127, 129, 133, 135, 138, 142, 145, 147, 152, 155, 160, 168, 179, 180, 183, 184, 189
Still need – Gold: 16, 25, 31, 39, 49, 53, 79, 81, 87, 95, 99, 105, 106, 122, 148, 149, 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 333 of 1027 – 32.4% 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 14 of 67 –20.9% Complete)

Still need: All but BO (Bob Bourne), BU (Johnny Bucyk), DH (Dale Hawerchuk), LR (Larry Robinson), MR (Mike Richter), 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 48 of 67 – 71.6% Complete)

Still need: BC, CN, GH, JB, JK, ML, MR, 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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