Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What to Collect ?!?, Choices, Choices....

The most difficult thing in recent months for me has been to answer the question “what should I collect ?” Having lived in New York I came to like the Yankees very much but also enjoyed visiting some Mets games. So maybe I should collect Yankees or Mets cards?

I remember the first game I attended. It was a Sunday in 2004 (yes, I got into the game a little late, in my late 20ties) when the Mets played the Rockies and Tom Glavine came close to a no-hitter. The funny thing was that I had to read the importance of the game in the newspapers the next day as it was my first game and didn’t even know that such a thing as a no-hitter existed. Since then, I very much like to watch the pitchers, so maybe I should collect some great pitchers ?

At the same time, when looking at the baseball cards sets that came out I was drawn to sets like Allen & Ginter, Gypsy Queen, UD Masterpieces and UD A Piece of History. Maybe I should collect those.

So to make it easy on myself I decided to pushed out this key decision into the future and now collect:

1. Yankees
2. Great pitchers: CC Sabathia, Mariano Rivera, Tim Lincecum, Justin Verlander & Tom Glavine and maybe some others at a later stage
3. Sets: A&G, Gypsy Queen, Topps series 1/2/update and other fun sets here and there like Topps Tier One Relics set. I even recently decided to take a stab at Yankees Legacy which is over 6,000 cards it seems (yes, call me crazy !)

It’s a lot, I know, so at some point I will have the narrow my focus but for now I just enjoy it all !

Any tips, please let me know !


  1. i have had a similar problem facing this decision upon returning to card collecting after a long absence. i chase sets, because it reminds me of when i was young. but the card business has changed so much (insets, relics) that i am not sure exactly how to go about it...

  2. You can't go wrong with #2 and #3, but the Yankees? I'm just glad to have someone else to send those cards too!

  3. You can never go wrong with Ginter.

  4. Check me for Dodger stuff if you would like to trade.

  5. I'd say you've done an excellent job!

  6. that's my wife's problem, she says I collect too much!!