I figured that now is as good of a time as ever to provide a little recap of what my collection has evolved into over the last 2 months.
As you recall, the only remnants of my collection from my youth was a small shoe box containing roughly 60 cards. As a kid, I had been a set builder, player collector, and all around baseball card junkie!! I am happy to say that now a little more than 2 months after getting back into the hobby the old feelings have come back.
I have settled in on being a player collector. I am not tempted to build sets and deal with having hundreds and hundreds of common cards. Player collecting is for me, and I of course have chosen to collect my favorite players from my youth. Have I slipped and bought cards of other players? Of course I have, but who wouldn’t? There is so much more variety out there than there ever was before so straying from my player collections was bound to happen. But, I am still focused and on track as I move closer and closer to completing these collections.
Let me preface this by saying 2 things: (1) I am collecting cards from the major brands when these guys played. I am also not collecting any cards past 1989. (2) It is very possible that there are more cards out there that I am unaware of. I am using Beckett’s website to build a player checklist but I found a Billy Williams card recently that they did not have listed. So, my journey may never end but that’s fine with me…
Here is a small recap of where I stand today on my 5 player collections:
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