A bit of a stretch on the post title? Maybe, but I've been cooped up inside for weeks and may or may not be starting to go a little loony. Anyway, it's not that much of a stretch, given that it is the second package I've received while sheltering in place here, and given that five of the six cards in today's package from Douglas of Sports Cards from the Dollar Store could loosely be defined as imperfect "clones"...
Douglas' package provided me my very first in-hand look at 2020 Donruss, and the crazy thing is that I got some really nice parallel and insert cards from the set before ever receiving any base cards. We have some of the absolute friendliest folks you'll encounter in this hobby of ours.
Sure, it looks like Devers is taking a cut wearing purple and grey pajamas here, but I love the shiny, holofoil effect and I won't turn down any of his cards that I don't have already, especially serial-numbered ones like this.
With four cards, Douglas made a huge impact to my 2020 Red Sox collection here. But that's not all, as he contributed a pair of cards featuring my favorite team on the hockey side as well...
Released as part of the 2014-15 Upper Deck set, these buybacks from the inaugural '90-91 set are foil stamped (lower left corner above Jody Hull's stick), and hand-numbered to /25. I'm not sure if it's because there were fewer produced, or if hardcore hockey collectors just embraced them more, or what, but these are difficult to come by. If you ever see one, even a total scrub common, for less than a couple dollars then you've stumbled upon quite the deal.
It's unlikely that I'll ever be able to complete a team set of these due to their scarcity, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to try! This is the 9th one of these buybacks in my collection, 5 of which feature Hartford Whalers. There were 22 Whalers in the inaugural Upper Deck hockey release, so I'm not even a quarter of the way there. Maybe I could build a combined team set though featuring a mix of these buybacks, and the 20th Anniversary buybacks of the same set from a few seasons prior. Still probably a stretch, but a more realistically attainable goal anyway.
To everyone else, thanks as always for stopping by and stay inside if you can...
Just a short hello - I was out of town for a few days, and then when I returned, I immediately had a doctor's appointment and a couple of necessary errands. I'm getting a qu...
All 3 of the BoSoxer's are in my PC.
Ah man... was hoping this was going to be a Star Wars post. Last Friday's episode was so awesome. Oh well... card posts are cool too.
That Upper Deck Jody is pretty sweet. I didn't know UD did that. Pretty sweet. Fun post and cards.
Nice cards. I’m a big fan of the /25 Upper Deck buybacks. I recently picked up the Andy Brickley and a Cam Neely auto from that series. I’m on the lookout for more, but you’re right, they don’t come cheap.
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