I learn more and more about the hobby, and myself, as I continue to blog about cards. Last weekend was a prime example of this.
I spent a good portion of my free time this weekend going through the piles of Blue Jays cards that hadn't been sorted/cataloged, a pile which had grown to about 400 cards. In order to try and expedite the process somewhat, I've split the sorting into three "eras". 77-89, 90-99, and 2000 to present. Most of the Blue Jays that I sorted on the weekend were from the first two eras.
While sorting, I started putting my Jays cards into sheets/binders, because I wanted my Jays cards to be a little more accessible than just sitting in a 3 row card box.
As I was doing this, and the Blue Jays team sets of '88 Donruss, '89 Topps, and '91 Fleer started to come together, I thought to myself "I really like these cards".
While a lot of you out there probably think I'm mad for saying this, but this page of '91 Fleer Blue Jays really works for me:
'91 Fleer may be a very bright yellow that a lot of people believe should never have been used on a baseball card. But now I have 2 pages + of Blue Jays from '91 Fleer. To me, they look great.
Here's another example, '89 Topps
Again, for a lot of people it's probably not the most visually appealing set. Nor will '89 Topps earn you that vacation house in the Hamptons. In this context, '89 Topps works for me. The time I took sorting through these Blue Jays team sets helped me realize one thing.
Junk wax doesn't seem so junky to me anymore.
Thanks for reading, Robert