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September Project Progress Report

September 28, 2011

It has felt like an especially quick four weeks since my last Project Progress Report, but once again I was able to amass a handful of cards to display in my regular monthly showing-off of additions to my collection.

With another five cards knocked off my want list of 2008-09 Upper Deck Masterpieces Brown Parallels I am now down to needing just 10 cards to finish the set.  I also found a Pat LaFontaine from the Red Parallel set, bringing the total number of cards removed from my “Sets, Insert Sets, and Other Special Projects” list to six.

On top of that my Joe Thornton collection grew by seven cards, four were added to the Mario Lemieux collection, three to my Steve Yzerman collection, and a further two to the Jeremy Roenick collection.

As you’ll see in the scans below, half of the additions were from 2010-11 Panini Zenith.  A pleasant surprise was the arrival of the Yzerman Red Hot parallel in one of the first batches of cards to arrive this month.  While the cards do not scan particularly well they actually look pretty cool in hand, so I was happy to add both the Roenick and the Thornton later in the month to go along with the Yzerman.

There was also a surprising disappointment in the group.  Seeing the 2010-11 In the Game 100 Years of Collecting in scans on eBay brought back fond memories of the 2003-04 Topps C55 autographs and jerseys that I have been working to complete sets of (the autos are done, while I still need a few jersey cards).

The Topps cards featured mini cards framed within a silver border that formed the shape of a standard card and the images I saw online of the In the Game cards made them look very much like the Topps cards that I have enjoyed since the first time I pulled one from a pack.

Unfortunately that’s not the case with the In the Game 100 Years of Collecting set.  The “frame” I had been expecting around the mini card is simply an exaggerated border…around the border that surrounds the picture.

To me, if you’re going to produce a card that has a mini look and feel to it then you need to either make it an actual mini or do what Topps did in its 2003-04 C55 product and frame the mini.  This just ends up looking like a cheap attempt at including something a little different in a product.

Perhaps I am being picky with this assessment, but when your expectations are at a certain level and the reality is something significantly different from that then it’s difficult not to end up feeling a little let down.

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As usual, an updated list of the cards that I’m still on the hunt for in my set-related projects is shown below. Have a look and let me know if you have, or know of someone who has, something from my most recent list of wants.

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Until Sunday, all the best in your collecting pursuits!

Ryan

                     

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 72 of 230 – 31.3% Complete)

Base Set (Have 30 of 100 – 30.0% Complete)

Still need: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 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 (12 of 50 – 24.0% 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, 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 356 of 1027 – 34.7% Complete)

Base Set (Have 87 of 87 – 100% Complete)

Base Set Blue Parallel /50 (Have 27 of 87 – 31.0% Complete)

Still need: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 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 77 of 87 – 88.5% Complete)

Still need: 7, 11, 15, 18, 33, 34, 39, 47, 53, 54

Base Set Green Parallel /99 (Have 38 of 87 – 39.1% Complete)

Still need: 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 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

Base Set Red Parallel /25 (Have 16 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, 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, LM2, MM2, PE1, PR1, PR2

Canvas Clippings Jerseys  Green /85 (Have 19 of 67 – 28.4% Complete)

Still need: All but BC (Bobby Clarke), BL (Brian Leetch), BO (Bob Bourne), LR (Larry Robinson), MR (Mike Richter), PS (Peter Stastny), RL (Rod Langway), RO (Luc Robitaille), SS (Steve Shutt), AM2 (Al MacInnis – Blues), DC1 (Dino Ciccarelli – North Stars), LM1 (Lanny McDonald – Maple Leafs), MM2 (Mark Messier – Rangers), RB1 (Ray Bourque – Avalanche), RB2 (Ray Bourque – Bruins), SA2 (Denis Savard), SB2 (Scotty Bowman – Canadiens), SB3 (Scotty Bowman – Penguins), WC1 (Wendel Clark – Maple Leafs)

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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