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July Project Progress Report

July 27, 2011

Once again we have reached the final Wednesday has arrived and as per my normal posting schedule, here’s another Project Progress Report at the bbbros.ca blog.

As an added bonus, unlike last month this month’s edition this one is complete with actual progress to report!

Aside from including some of my project-specific want lists I realize that this series is pretty much just a monthly excuse to show off the items I have managed to add to my collection over the past four weeks or so.

The way I see it though, what good is having a collection if you are not going to share with the very people who share the same passion for this hobby as I do?

I had been hoping to have a bit more to show to you this month, but between continued postal delays (service still is not back to what I consider normal), a lack of communication from a couple of sellers, a lack of spending early in the month on my part, and some late-month purchases that are still in transit, today’s update include just a handful of items, most of which my dad picked up at a show in Toronto.

This was not a month in which I could pick and choose which cards to include scans of in this article.  Everything that was added to the collection is shown below.

In spite of that fact, it is still a pretty impressive haul in my books as much of what my dad tracked down skews significantly toward the rare end of things.

The Thornton 2008 Ultimate Memorabilia Toronto Fall Expo 1/1 Redemption Autograph is simply a spectacular looking card.  The 2008 ITG Superlative Spring Expo Redemption sextuple jersey card (limited to 9 copies) is another solid addition to my Thornton collection.  The least rare of the Thornton additions is a 2010-11 Artifacts Spectrum parallel…and it is numbered out of a whopping 10 copies.

  

Another Toronto Expo Redemption card makes an appearance for the Lemieux collection in the form of a 2010-11 Panini Certified Top Choice numbered out of 5 and addition joined by an ITG Decades 80’s Trophy Winners jersey card.

 

Aside from the ITG Decades 80’s Rookie of Yzerman that I really enjoy looking at (I like almost everything I have seen from this product actually) product), I have gripes about each of the other Yzerman cards that were added this month.  Alas, they each feature Yzerman on them, so they must be a part of my collection, whether I like it or not.

The massive grey border on the 2005-06 Upper Deck jersey card makes a pathetically sized swatch look more pathetic that it needs to.

The 2010-11 Artifacts Tundra Trios is marred by Upper Deck fuelling my pet peeve of featuring a Blues jersey in the Chris Pronger portion of the card when he’s pictured in a Flyers uniform.  I hate when I see that, especially on a card as limited as this one is (numbered out of 15).

Lastly, the Draft Tandems card (scuff marks are on the plastic sleeve, not the card) from Panini’s 2010-11 Playoff Contenders is flat-out awful.  The card features a Red Wings word mark (not even a logo!) in a massive spot of foil that overshadows the photo of the player it is supposed to feature.  It also looks remarkably similar to the equally awful looking Trios insert that was a part of the company’s Limited product from earlier in the season.

This is just an absolutely lazy effort on Panini’s part and a poor excuse for an insert card that is clearly designed to accommodate signatures and/or jersey swatches is the abyss of blank foil taking up much of the card.  I will rarely be this vocally negative about a card, but aside from featuring a retro picture of Yzerman there is not a good thing to say.

Thankfully, Contenders redeems itself in my player collection portfolio with the Jeremy Roenick Legendary Contenders offering.  Largely due to the old-school Blackhawks jersey Roenick is featured in, I simply love this card.  If it were not for the Thornton autograph it would easily be my favourite from this month’s batch.

The only non-player specific project addition is the 06-07 Upper Deck Artifacts Bronze Parallel /25 of Nicklas Lidstrom, a nice addition at a price tag of less than $3.

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So there you have it, another month of collection additions in the books.  As always, I have included an updated list of the cards I still need in my set-related projects below.  Please have a look and let me know if you, or any fellow collectors you know of, might have something from my list.

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Until Sunday’s Month-End Business Update, all the best in your collecting pursuits!

Ryan

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SETS, INSERT SETS, AND OTHER SPECIAL PROJECTS NEED LIST

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 70 of 230 – 30.4% Complete)

Base Set (Have 29 of 100 – 29.0% 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, 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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