Kijij Purchases

A whole box of 1992-93 Fleer Ultra.

When stacked it looks like this….


img_2044Each one of those piles is 100 cards. So in total almost 2000 cards. I took out the 100 or so I needed for my “Not Actively Collecting” Collection. There was almost a complete series 1. Some one had left multiples (anywhere between 5 and 35) of each card up to #250 with the exception of Patrick Roy who was no where to be found.

I refuse to buy any missing cards on my NAC collection and hope to get them organically at some point in another lot.

It’s a pity though. The 92-93 Fleer Ultra set is actually quite nice. Clear good photos. I like the back (although I hate one year stats lines). If these had been produced in a normal year in a normal quantity I could see them holding some value. Unfortunately they came out during the junk wax era. Nice try Ultra.



2017 has started and with I my first miscellaneous mystery box(es) pick up.

It looks like this to start..img_2020

All that wonderful goodness hidden in those boxes. Basically I bought it because it had a few hundred OPC Hockey cards I was interested in. Everything else was just extra stuff that I can go to to add to my “Not Actively Collecting”, “Traders” or “Dead” lists.

I think most people have a “Not Actively Collecting” section. These are cards that you wouldn’t necessarily purchase, you’re not really trying to complete the set but you keep adding to it it by osmosis. I keep a list of these card sets, but I don’t pursue them. If i add a few as collateral to a purchase then I’m happy.

So what was in this pile of loveliness? Well I’m going to take my time and do one box/binder at a time so I don’t race through. This will keep me (haha) from spending more and buying more until this pile is processed.

This weekend past was box 1

A box of true junk was made up almost exclusively of Upper Deck 1991-92 . Now these are definitely on my NAC list. There were a total of 1866 cards. I’m missing about 10 for the set, so I thought my odds were good to get them. However, the entire lot was cards from 500-600. Including multiple copies (and I mean multiple!!) of each card in that range. Here pictured are 16 Peter Douris cards. Who needs that many Peter Douris? I mean his mom doesn’t need that many Peter Douris cards. This was only some of them. All told there were 56!!

So cards added to my collection 0, cards added to NAC 0, cards added to traders 0, cards added to dead pile 1866.



*The answer to the question in the title? Douris retired in 2002, in 11 NHL seasons he scored 54 goals and 67 assists for 121 points in 321 games, picking up 80 penalty minutes. Now, as a retired player, he is head coach of Vojens IK. (Thanks Wikipedia)


I know everyone has been waiting with baited breath to see what was in bag #2 of my most recent purchase. If Bag 1 can be considered the Good of the purchase¬† then here it is…

The bad.

Lots of Score baseball. Woo-hoo. Did you notice the nicely stored Babe Ruth card? Yep. a .5cent card is protected. This is typical of the types of lots people sell. It’s a name they may have heard of so they think it’s worth something and protect it. Normally it’s not..and it shouldn’t be.

Within this dreck there was a total of 3 cards I did actual need for my “Not Actively Collecting” set. I don’t collect Score baseball but enough of it has come through my hands that I am putting together a hand collated set (yes I know i can get the boxed set for $5 but this is way more fun AND it forces me to look at every card in every lot I buy.)

I did find these 3 cards that I actually needed.

So put that together with the Score Hockey sets and the Upper Deck hockey I needed from bag 1 and I’m pretty happy with the overall purchase. But this second bag was definitely not the worth $20 on it’s own.

But wait. There is one more diamond in the muck. I did find this cool card.

My first Sport Flics Card. From the 1988 Set. Pretty cool card.

And then there was the rest…The really ugly stuff coming in Part 3.