Although I started out as a Yankees collector I found myself gradually moving focussing more on completing sets (Topps flagship, GQ, A&G) but most of all focussing on collecting players. Although I find a lot of joy in completing a set, the most fun I have is when I am adding to one of my player collections. My sole focus has been on pitchers but today I am officially starting a non-pitcher collection !!
Like with Tom Glavine and Bert Blyleven I like the personal connection and last summer I had the chance to see Anthony Rizzo's debut with the Cubs in Chicago in which he played a great game. Since then I have been following him fairly closely. Today I will officially start to focus on collecting him as well and opening a Rizzo tab (yes, this blog announcement makes it official!). This also gives me a good reason to watch some Cubs games !!
I was already able to pick-up a few cards in the last few weeks with more to come in the coming weeks !! Another nice challenge as Rizzo already has almost 20 cards in the latest Topps Tribute set (including all the parallels!) so plenty to start with !! Here are a few !!
First up a very nice 2012 Museum Collection, a beautifull on card auto (still at the Padres) !!
Next up, my favourite set, Allen & Ginter with a great framed and signed mini !!
I hope this will be another fun collection !! If you have any Rizzo's for trade let me know of course !!!