Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I could never narrow it down

Now that I've taken a couple of days off after the Monday marathon of insanity, it's time to get back to the real world, or so to speak.

Over the 2+ years I've been blogging, I have taken the time to read a lot of blogs, and to get to know some of the best people the hobby has to offer.  What's great about a lot of collectors that write is that you get to know them.  What they like.  What they don't like. 

It's like you become a part of their world when they write. 

You get to know the collectors with specific player collections.

One blogger who collects this guy is a self professed "Junkie"
You get to know those who collect specific teams:

Original 6 uniforms still are the best...IMO
You even get to know people that stick with specific eras:

Don't see these in a PWE everyday.   Thank you Pat!!
But what a lot of bloggers have out there that I don't, and probably never will, is a very specific want list.

Card lists of around 10 specific cards that these bloggers really want.  Team or player specific lists that bring their world into extreme focus. 

I have a want list.  It's bloody huge.  I could never narrow it down, and an attempt to do so would probably take me a month.  I'm surprised that I can narrow down the number of sets that I want to complete to 5. 

I can see it now.   My list of cards probably would be 1000 cards long.  Maybe one day when I've finished up a lot of the older sets that I want to complete I'll be able to put together a top ten list of singles.

Who am I kidding?  It'll probably be a top 10 list of top 10 lists...

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. I think if I collected sets, my wife would kill me. Sticking with one player gives me a case to argue, that being "Look, I'm getting rid of all these cards for only one player!" It's sounds like trickery, but to me it's like trading ten pennies for a dime.

  2. I deliberated on my Top 10 list for a couple weeks. Finally, I sat down with a notepad and a pen and wrote down the 10 cards that I wanted the most. The caveat: I wouldn't let myself get on the computer and search through the lists. This made me pick the 10 cards that were on my mind, not necessarily cards that I had saved in different want lists. The result: I could really add at least another 10 to my list. I would venture to say that picking out ONLY 10 cards that a collector "most wants" is nearly, if not completely, impossible.

  3. I'm constantly buying cards on my wantlist... and adding cards to it. It's an ongoing process. But I've got to admit... I have a top 10 wantlist. It's sort of a mini-challenge for me.

  4. I don't think I could come up with a want list. I love variety and I'm kind of "I'll know it when I see it" kind of guy. Unfortunately (or maybe the opposite) I see "it" very often. Can't have too many cards!