Re-evaluating my player collections

When I started collecting baseball cards again a few years ago, I was very unfocused. I bought a little of this, a little of that.

Over the past couple of years, I started refining my habits. I wanted Reds cards in general, and a few players in particular: Mario Soto, Kurt Stillwell, Chris Sabo, Shawon Dunston, Rob Dibble, Ken Griffey (both Sr. & Jr.), Pete Rose, and Eric Davis.

I got to thinking yesterday…why in the world do I need two of every Mario Soto card, except 1989 Score? Why do I need doubles of every Eric Davis Cincinnati card?

I think I’m going to discontinue my player collections of players who spent a majority of their careers with the Reds. I will still gladly accept Sabo Orioles cards, Dibble Brewers cards (of which I have none), Griffey Mariners cards, and Rose Phillies cards. Add to that Geronimo Royals, Foster Mets, Morgan Astros, Rijo A’s, Esasky Red Sox, Kluszewski White Sox, Parker Pirates…you get the point. I won’t turn them away.

I am going to continue (and maybe put a little more effort into) my pages for Stillwell, since he left the Reds early in his career, and Dunston, who never played for my hometown team.

If you are interested in the checklists that I have posted for Davis, Soto, Sabo, Senior Griffey, or Dibble, copy and paste them into your own text document now as they will be deleted in the coming days. I am going to absorb to Reds cards into my Reds collection and start a new binder of Reds wearing other teams’ uniforms.

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on February 13, 2011, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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