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…
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…
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 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.