I Am Re-Committing Myself To The Roots Of ’30-Year Old Cardboard’
On Sunday night, I eluded to the fact that I was really starting to miss my favorite players from my youth – the ones that shaped my love for the game that has carried me, my collection, and this blog for many years.
I specifically detailed how I wish that I paid a little more attention to the guys that have left us early – like Tony Gwynn, Gary Carter, and Kirby Puckett.
Well, I am now ready to do something about it. And in a major way. I am going back to the roots of ’30-Year Old Cardboard!
After publishing that post on Sunday, I spent a few hours organizing my cards even deeper than I had before. And for a very small handful of players, I expanded on my detailed player collection Excel spreadsheets to include every single card of them I own, just like I have done with my Dawson, Jenkins, Palmer, etc. collections.
This process confirmed to me that I can go after quite a bit more. So, that is my plan.
I am digging deeper on some of the original player collections I built when I got back into collecting in 2008. And in many cases, I am going back after the guys I originally built player collections of when I first got back into the hobby. Absence certainly does make the heart grow fonder…
Have I added more cards of these guys since? Sure, I have. And they are now documented and accounted for. But, in many cases, I limited my original collections of them to specific brands, years, and teams. As an example, I restricted my collection of Dave Winfield to all major-brand baseball cards up to 1989.
Well, now I am opening the flood-gates. I am going BIG!!
Get ready for a lot of vintage oddballs, limited edition cards, and super stuff from the 1980’s.
As for the player that I intend to highlight and showcase – the list is baseball royalty: Rickey Henderson, Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Wade Boggs, and Eddie Murray.
Here is a picture of my collection of these five HOF’ers as it stands tonight:
And in the very near future, I am hoping that each of these rows will look a lot more full.
Buckle up everybody, it is going to be a fun, fun ride!!
Thanks for reading.