Here we are again, two plus months after my last rendition. I hope nobody has been on pins and needles waiting for the pining of a random collector. Aside from the constant time consumers of kids, new job, travel, honey-do lists, etc, there are few things that give me peace when I have time to myself as do baseball cards. With this post, I thought I'd switch things up a bit. I've written about trades with fellow collectors that continue to this day, what I'd like to collect and finish and the "keeper" collection in my few posts. I figured let's get into something that I have but don't need or a better term want in my collection.
As I may have mentioned previously, I have a obsessive compulsive problem with my collection. Or at least, so I'm told. I don't stray into jerseys, bats, balls, or other memorabilia as there is only so much room I can dedicate to this hobby. I'm fortunate enough to currently have a 12'x25' room where I store all of the stuff I've collected over the past 4+ decades. Two eight foot tables filled on top with the unsorted and out going items; underneath the 100,000 card hockey collection that has collected nothing but dust for a decade. Then there is the three wall shelving that holds the ever growing baseball card collection. As I look to the future, I see some room for growth in the last couple of shelves. Part of this space is filled with the random cards and other things that I really should look to pass on to someone that has an interest in such things. I have over 5,000 of such cards filling space so if you have any desire for these, feel free to reach out and I can spend an hour going through them for some specific player or team. This post is dedicated to those types of cards.
I did go back a few years for this next one. But still I wonder what market they really thought would buy their product for the cards.
For what it's worth, these are a snippet of what I have that to me are quality cards that have accumulated over the years of buying massive lots. But I am a completionist for the mainstream sets not the oddball card just to fill space. Do some of these get set aside for the personal collection, of course. There are some Ryan Express and Mr Jeter cards that will have their own place. But the thousands that sit in one of three dark 3200 count boxes, are just waiting to be appreciated more than they have been. Bring them into the light and give them some air. They can be a fine addition to any collection.