Friday, October 23, 2009

My collecting goals and wantlist wannabe

I'm not an organized person. It just isn't in my nature. I do believe it is an important trait for a card collector. I think that is why I don't have any wantlists posted. I look at the wantlists of some other bloggers and I'm blown away that anyone can know which cards they need from literally decades worth of sets. I don't even have an updated wantlist for 2009 A&G because every single one of the cards from the 2 1/2 dozen or so trades I've made is still in the package. I don't want to sort them until I can post them.

I do know what I like and I'm going to tell you so you'll know...hint, hint.

I like to think of myself as a team collector with a dash of set collector mixed in (for a chosen few sets). I also have one theme collection going and a few players that I really enjoy collecting. I'm not going to keep you in suspense, I'm just going to make a list.

Team: Texas Rangers

Theme: plays at the plate...shocker right?

Players: Will Clark is my all-time favorite player.
Carl Yazstremski
Rusty Greer
Joe Mauer

Catchers: Ivan Rodriguez-Ranger uni or not
Joe Mauer- I know he's on the list above, but he's a catcher, so he gets double billing
Johnny Bench
Carlton Fisk

I'm eventually going to start chasing after some of the sets from the 70s...maybe when I get caught up with posting trades and creating wantlists and have some free time.

No really, I mean it.


  1. I may have a play at the plate autograph for you. It is an Elliot Johnson 2008 Stadium Club rookie auto featuring a collision with the catcher. Send me an email if interested.

  2. Hi. Any giants auto or patch would probably be fine. I also collect Ryan Garko auto/gu if you have anything of his...

  3. would have never guessed the "PATP" thingy!!

  4. Richard has been very active hasn't he?

  5. Richard has become my nemesis in this contest...

  6. I have been amassing Will Clark cards for some time. We should make lists and trade, though I'm sure you have more....