Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's a Blog Bat Around! What I Collect

Aloha, everybody, 

Everyone's favorite blogger - Sir Night Owl - cooked up an idea for a blog bat around, the theme being, "What I collect". 

This is a great idea for two big reasons: 

First, I want - I NEED to know - what all of you collect, because I'm frequently stuck with trying to figure out what to send to my collecting buddies who seem to already have everything, or I have very little of what I think they collect. 

A couple of examples would be Mark Hoyle (Red Sox) and Peter K Steinberg (Strawberry and Kruk). I even have trouble figuring out what to send fellow Dodgers collectors like Night Owl, who has literally, rooms full of Dodgers cards, and GCRL Jim, who probably has every Garvey, Cey, Russel and Lopes card ever produced. More insight on what I can send to all of you is greatly appreciated. 

Reason number two: I'm happy to share with all of you what I collect, because it seems over the last year or so, folks have forgotten I collect more than just Dodgers (although they are the main team I collect). 

In no particular order, here we go - I collect: 

                                  Primary Team: The Dodgers

Vintage Dodgers are the best. I will never have enough vintage Dodgers. From Brooklyn...

To the Boys from Chavez Ravine...

I have PCs of a few all-time favorite Dodgers. First and foremost is, of course, good ol' Jackie Robinson...

World Series Hero, Johnny Podres...

and Ron Cey...

Others are Mike Piazza, Hideo Nomo, Shawn Green, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, and Cody Bellinger. 


The Dodgers are obvious. I also chase various subsets. My favorites are the vintage Topps World Series subsets (none completed yet)...

I'm chasing a few more subsets, such as Baseball Thrills...

You can find more details on these chases in the link. 

I've also got a PC called "The Perfect Games Project". It's a chase of the batteries from every perfect game ever thrown. You can follow the link to see who I've got and who I need. 

Not Dodgers

Most of my trading partners these days might think I collect only Dodgers, but not so. I collect more than a few big-name and HOF players from the past. 

A few examples are Reggie Jackson, Yaz, Nolan Ryan, Johnny Bench, Clemente, Al Kaline, Stan the Man, Rickey Henderson, Mazeroski, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, etc. Pretty much, if the guy is in the HOF, I enjoy his cards. 

I also collect defunct teams, mostly the old Washington Senators. 

Other Sports 

I also collect football, but it's limited to the Raiders (Vintage Oakland and LA are both welcome) and the Rams - ONLY LA. I'm not interested in the Anaheim or St. Louis aberrations. 

My newest collection is in hockey. Thanks to Zippy Zappy, my L.A. Kings collection is off to a solid start, but I have no vintage purple and gold, pre-Gretzki, Kings cards. There's plenty of room for growth on this front. 

I hope that opened up a few more possibilities for anybody out there wondering what to send my way. I'm looking forward to know more about what you collect as well. Great idea, N.O.!



  1. I’m always up for Any Redsox even if I have them. They get moved to the younger generation in the family. Collecting the World Series cards is a cool project

  2. I'm easy, I collect all baseball cards

    1. Heh -that makes things easy. I'll be sure to send a package your way on my next trip to the P.O.

  3. I could definitely send some LA Kings your way. I dont have much from the purple and gold years, though.

    Love those 55 Dodgers!

  4. Oooh, taking on that third sport to collect, more power to ya. I can't bring myself to do it.

    1. I just keep going deeper into the collecting addiction! LOL

  5. I can add a lot to your next mailer. Thanks for the ideas!