I sit here having completed a few player collections in the last few weeks and with a few more that will get completed in the very near future.
So, I wanted to take some time and review the collections that I have completed since getting back into the hobby in the last two years. And after doing so, I see so much that I still want to go after.
With that, here are the 5 new player collections I will begin working on:
Joe Morgan – My favorite member of the ‘Big Red Machine’, Morgan did it all as a player.
Gary Carter – ‘The Kid’ has grown on me quite a bit in the last few years. I value his consistency and ability to play so well with so many different pitching staffs.
Tony Perez – Perez was such a solid player – and a huge contributor to the Reds’ success. His ties to the Florida Marlins don’t hurt his cause either…
Wade Boggs – Boggs is the guy that indirectly taught me how to read a box score. I loved following his daily success at the plate when I was a kid.
Ozzie Smith – Ozzie personified fun on the field. I think that collecting him will be a lot of fun!!!
And there you have it. 5 Hall of Famers, and 5 guys that I will have a lot of fun collecting!!
I have already added some cards of these players to my collection prior to making them official. But now, the commitment has been made and I am ready to proceed – full steam ahead!!!
My updated checklist has been posted to my ‘Player Collections’ page, and I am ready to go.
Let’s do this!!!!