Saturday, September 29, 2012

Joy of a completed page... insert set... set.

Think back to last October. I know most of you can do it. Those of you in college, it's okay. I was there once myself. Don't strain yourself.
Anyways, last October I did a box break review here on the brand new 2011-12 Parkhurst Champions. If you missed it, click on that link to take you there.
Since then there have been a few posts as I add to my set, slowly knocking cards off of my wantlist. First the base set, the colour renditions, then the wire photos, followed by the mini's. Last to fall was the black and white renditions.
The last card has fallen.
As I promised, the set has been tamed. It has been acquired, scanned, paged and binderized. Yes, those are all words. Remember? I was in college once. 
I've been after this one card for about three months. turns out, a good friend had it the whole time. Apparently I must constantly remind (read:inundate) my good friends to peruse my wantlist pages more often.
Also, it was requested that once I finish this magnificant set, to post it for all to see.
I am a man of my word.
Bask now, in all it's gloriousness. (that's a word too... quit doubting me.)
Card #1 is Gretzky. He is also card #99. Why two cards? Who knows? Maybe Upper Deck didn't sign enough players? 
I never liked Mikita as a kid because of that bucket he wore. Seriously. That's a toilet bowl if I ever saw one.
Great player though.
They call this "Champions". Although I'm not sure what some of these players are Champions of....
Sittler and Borje. Hard to believe Sittler was the first Leaf to break 100 points.
Old school. Jets, Whalers and North Stars...
a couple of great fibreglass masks.... Rogie and Plante in the background.
What in the hell did Richard Brodeur win? And the only thing Terry O'Reilly was a Champion of was an ugly contest.
Tony Twist? Really? Nice to see Thomas Steen though... he doesn't get enough hobby love.
just what we need, a few more Sutters....
Courtnall... man could he skate. Sorry Toronto...... heh....
Willi Plett ... rookie of the year.
Card #100, You may call him Sir. Followed by the start of the Wire Photo inserts.
I love these cards.... great idea.
These cards alone made me want to chase the set.
Most of the ones with multiple players were not just short prints, but super short prints.
Now we're into the colour Renditions. The art on most of these is pretty good.
After that we get into the black and white Renditions. Even more rare. Or is that rarer?
There's Bobby nestled in where he belongs......
Finally, the mini insert set. 57 of them. Why 57? I have no idea.
Not everyone in the mini set had a base card. If they did, they are featured in a different uniform.
Check out the lid on Eddie Shore....
All of the ones on this page were uber short prints.

and there you have it. Those of you still awake, I thank you. And if you think you have anything to trade me, check out my wantlist link on the right hand side........... unlike certain friends who don't bother.


  1. Fantastic stuff. Congrats on the set completion.

    Now are you sure that's Plante behind Delvecchio? I'm thinking it's Phil Myre. But I could be wrong (mine eyes aren't dat gooded).

    Way to go!

  2. Great looking set. Thank you for showing them off for us. Makes me want to start chasing the set myself...


  3. Congratulations on building those sets... they are awesome looking.

  4. Congrats, awesome looking set when you see it all together like that. Great post!

  5. Absolutely beautiful set; congrats on building. And you know that I take great pleasure in the fact that a Bruin (and the greatest player of all time) was the last card you needed, right?

  6. Beautiful looking set, congrats man!

  7. I am torn about these. No hockey this season. I really like the retro players. The minis are super looking.

    Orr as a Blackhawk, and Lafleur as a Nordique ! What's with the flower - is he skating in his portrait ?

    nice. very nice.