I have been very busy this week scanning, and a lot of it was vintage. I have also been working on checklists and team cards- two topics I love- and I am the only collector I know who has ever listed a checklist as their #1 most wanted card. (1996-97 Topps #111, it was my most wanted from 1996 through 2005, when I finally hunted one down and, I believe, traded an autograph for it!)
|2005-06 Topps Total #425. The two years of Total were the only mainstream sets ever to include mascots.|
|1974-75 Topps #83. I love team cards and wish they still did them.|
|1977-78 Topps #123. I did most of these in my collection in a one day span. More below. E. C. looks like he's dancing, to me.|
|1977-78 Topps #132, Darryl Dawkins' rookie card, and last card in the set. As is usual for cards of this era, the back of my card is not in great shape.|
|1990-91 Hoops #130. Father of defending NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins.|
|1997-98 Finest Embossed #164. The embossing is hard to see, but this is also a die cut card. They were not easy to find. Scanned REALLY good for a Finest!|
|2001-02 Topps Heritage #92. This was my 30,000th Card, and the first Milestone card I ever wrote down, back in 2002. Lamar Odom has been in the news lately for ODing on various drugs, they aren't sure if he will survive.|
The #103 of Billy Paultz is the only card I have both versions of.
The Database reckons collections differently than I do. For me, if a card has more than one person featured, the Database keys it to however many people appear, I keep track of how many cards I have that depict more than one subject, (not always person, it can include teams, kinds of cars, whatever, where applicable.) Well, I found the box of the multi-subject cards and started working on them. This one features Elton Brand, in only his second year.
|2000-01 Topps #290. This purple border is not my favorite, and not easy to make the scan accurately match it, either! Karl Malone makes it into this post twice, look in the background on the Wiggins card.|
And, finally...one of the greatest names in professional basketball.
|1989-90 Hoops #104. Blab, from Germany, was one of the earliest European players to come to the NBA. As far as I know, he only got two cards, the other being in 1990-91 Skybox.|
It's all basketball this week, as that is all I've worked on.