Sunday, November 16, 2008

in the beginning...

In the beginning, I collected Cal Ripken and only Cal Ripken... now i have branched out.... I am 28 years old and began collecting baseball cards in 1989 when I received a stack of 1989 topps from that scholastic book order thing for elementary school... That was the beginning and I haven't looked back. Well, maybe I have, considering I concentrate primarily on building vintage Topps sets. That is not the extent of my collection, however, as I LOVE (and am not afraid to admit it) Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis. I love the Orioles, they have let me down my whole life, but thats what sports is all about... For Pete, I plan on writing a blog about why I hate the Yankees, but that is for a later date... I have built A LOT of older Topps sets. As it stands, I have constructed: 1951 red back, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2006 Allen & Ginter, 2007 Allen & Ginter, 2008 Allen & Ginter, 1990 Donruss, 1991 Topps Traded. Pretty sweet huh? I am currently working on 1955 (I'm dreaming if think I'm getting the Koufax or Clemente RCs any time soon), 1970 (I already have the Ryan, Aaron, and the Munson RC), 1983 (almost done baby), and 2001 (I already have the Ichiro RC). Wifey pooo is home, so I'll continue this later.

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