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October Progress Project Report

October 26, 2011

It is something of a monumental day for the bbbros.ca blog.  With the posting of this article I have now hit the century mark: 100 articles posted!

It’s hard to believe I am 100 posts in already; a number I am very proud to have achieved without missing a single scheduled post (new content every Wednesday and Thursday!).

Here’s hoping the next 100 go just as smoothly!

But enough of that, let’s get to the real reason for this post: it’s the final Wednesday of October, which also means it’s time for my latest Project Progress Report.

October has actually been a very productive month when it comes to my hobby in all but one area: acquiring new items for my collection.

After a pretty solid number of additions being made in September, I only knocked five cards off the Projects want lists over the past four weeks.

Another pair of Silver Cut to the Chase parallels is off the 1997-98 Donruss Preferred list, a project that is proving to be incredibly difficult to even find cards for, let alone actually buy them and cross them off the list.  I got each one for a pretty decent bargain considering the prices I have bought and sold cards from this set for in the past, which is always a positive thing to report in these updates.

An even better bargain was the 2008-09 Upper Deck Masterpieces Blue Parallel of Lester Patrick that I picked up for just a buck.  Despite the fact that I actually purchased a number of cards for this project on eBay since my last Project Progress Report, the Patrick card was the only one to actually arrive in time for this article.  I guess that just means an added bonus for November.

With three of the five additions coming on the Sets, Insert Sets, and Other Special Projects end of things, the player collections were left with very little to report upon.  No Samsonovs, Thorntons, Tkaczuks, or Yzermans.  Just single additions to both the Lemieux and Roenick collections.

The Roenick was a nice card to acquire given that it is a parallel from a product released nearly a decade ago.  The serial numbering to 325 copies shouldn’t fool collectors; having five guys who I collect featured in this product has taught me that these cards have never been overly easy to find.  Nine years to find this card is evidence of that and I’m thrilled to have finally removed it from my want list.

The Lemieux card on the other hand is yet another example of a disappointment courtesy of Panini in 2010-11.  While foil board actually gives a nice effect to this card, the tiny photo of Mario surrounded by background noise and excessive white space detracts from what could have been a truly great use of this image.

This seems to be a theme in a number of Panini products and concerns me when it comes to the long-term collectability – and in turn, value – of their line of hockey products.  When a player being featured on a card only occupies about 15-20% of the card then there’s a problem in my books.  When this trend carries through multiple different products (see the Yzerman/LaFontaine card from my July Project Progress Report) those concerns are amplified.

    

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So with all that being said, it’s time for the usual update to the list of cards I’m still looking for.  Let me know if you have anything shown below and how I might be able to get them in my hands.

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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 393 of 457 – 85.9% Complete)

Base Set (Have 200 of 200 – 100% Complete)

Cut to the Chase (Have 151 of 200 – 75.5% Complete)

Still need – Silver: 14, 18, 42, 48, 58, 59, 69, 74, 78, 88, 102, 103, 124, 129, 133, 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 357 of 1027 – 34.8% Complete)

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

Base Set Blue Parallel /50 (Have 28 of 87 – 32.2% Complete)

Still need: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 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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