Wednesday, February 8, 2012
It's all just random
If I had one word to describe my collection, it would probably be "random".
There aren't any specific teams I collect. I don't really build sets. (The set needs tab on this blog is mostly just player needs in disguise, it's a lot easier than having to list out each player and the number.)
I do have player collections, but there are literally hundreds of different guys I collect. There's guys that I want every single card I can get my hands on. There's some guys that I only collect in specific uniforms. And there's some guys that I just decide to start collecting right out of the blue.
Some of the guys I collect are pretty obscure, like John Patterson...
...and some are not. Case in point: Ichiro.
Next to Vladimir Guerrero, my Ichiro collection contains the most different cards, 413 to be exact.
"Random" would also be the one word I'd use to describe my blog as well.
Here on "Dime Boxes", I hope I've given my fellow readers a truly random and maybe different look at the world of baseball card collecting. After all, that's what those dime boxes you see at card shows are all about.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love to read all the team-centered blogs or set-based blogs. It gives me a look at something I've never had the experience doing. Whether it be collecting Orioles cards, or just giving me a look at every card in the 1979 Topps set, I really enjoy reading them.
I just can't believe it took me until last summer to look into the blogosphere.
Maybe it's just a card that will make you laugh.
I call this one the "Lighten up, Francis" card. Don't take it so seriously, Mr. Wagner!
Maybe it's just a neat card that you've never seen before.
Something about a brick wall backdrop instantly makes any card way cooler.
I guess what I'm trying to do with my blog is remind all the specific team, player, or set collectors that there's a whole other realm of baseball card collecting.
And it's the collecting path I've chosen.
But all the team, player, or set-based blogs have reminded me of that fact as well. Before I started reading all the baseball card blogs out there, I had trouble grasping how anyone could just collect a single player or a single set. Teams I could see, because there's so many Dodgers cards out there (for example).
Seeing all the set and player-based blogs and posts out there have reminded me of just how many different ways there are of collecting baseball cards, and have given me a better understanding of a few of the other ways people do so. And that might be the greatest thing about baseball cards.
There's no wrong way to collect.