1987 Minnesota Twins World Series Champions

Blog Bat Around: What I Collect

The well known baseball card blog Night Owl Cards posted OK, now this is a blog bat around which set off a barrage of other blogs telling their collection stories. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the other “What I Collect” blog posts to see how unique everyone’s collection is.

This will be my first Blog Bat Around post, so here goes…

Minnesota Twins

1987 Minnesota Twins World Series Champions
1987 Minnesota Twins World Series Champions

I collect any and all Minnesota Twins cards. Duplicates, creased, stained, ripped, graded; I collect them all. My roots are in Minnesota and the Twins are what helped me start collecting. My absolute favorites are the early junk era Twins.

1959 Topps #116 Bob Allison 

I love everything about this card; The color, font, his pose, and the old card stock. I always come across a few copies of this card at each show I attend and manage to snag a few on eBay for under $3 once in a while. The price can range from $.25 to $10. I have amassed over 25 copies of this card, but have yet to pull the trigger on a high-grade version of the card. Maybe some day…

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson
Jordy Nelson

Now I have no idea how my Jordy Nelson collection started. I have always been a fan of him, but never went out of my way to collect his cards until now. Little by little this collection has started and grown into a favorite.

Set Building

Set Building
Set Building

Set building has grown into my new baseball card obsession. I have always enjoyed sorting cards into sets, but never really made the effort to finish sets until now. Last year I was able to start (and complete) the 2017 Topps flagship sets and had a lot of fun doing it.

To prevent my set building from getting out of control, I have decided to only attempt Topps baseball flagship sets, NBA Hoops (I have always liked hoops), and some Topps football flagship sets.

Sets completed so far;

  • 2018 Topps Series 1
  • 2017 Topps Series 1 + Series 2
  • 2014 Topps Update
  • 2015-16 Panini NBA Hoops
  • 2013 Topps Football
  • 2014 Topps Football

Thank you for reading. Participating in this Blog Bat Around was almost as fun as reading about it.

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Ryan is a baseball card dork and PHP developer. He has been collecting cards since he was six starting with 1988 Score. Reigning from Minnesota, he is an avid Minnesota sports fan.

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