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This blog is about sports and sports cards. Which both I love to talk about. My teams are as follows - MLB - Chicago White Sox, NCAA - Michigan Wolverines & NFL - Indianapolis Colts. Although I post my Michigan stuff to another site now - check it out at http://toomanymarios.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Collecting update

Got all my trade cards sent out. Everyone I’ve been dealing with have been great, friendly and very helpful. I’ve gotten my first package in the mail but haven’t scanned any of the cards yet. I plan on scanning stuff tomorrow so I’ll do a post about it then.

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I have decided to collect any and all White Sox cards, in particular, Paul Konerko, but I’ll take his cards with any team. The above card is the only memorabilia card I have of him so far.

But I’ve been looking at the pictures of the cards on other people blogs and it has brought back memories. So I think I’m going to add a couple of my favorite all-time players whom I used to collect growing up. Most of their cards won’t be expensive and most of his cards will bring back all the fun I used to have when I collected as a kid.

One player was rookie of the year 6 years before I was born but played well into the 80’s so I got to see him pitch in his later years. He won 3 Cy Young awards and was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the highest percentage of votes (98.5%). He even finished his last few years with my beloved ChiSox. Anybody guessed yet?

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Tom Seaver

The other player I’m going to collect because I used to collect all his cards back in the day for the same reason. He was my dad’s favorite player and I always figured if I collected his favorite player, he’d forgive me for being a White Sox fan since he was a die hard Cubs fan. He passed away in 1981 when I was only 8 so this collection will help me feel closer to my father. My mom always says one day I’m going to wake up and he’s going to be standing at the edge of my bed, with his Cubs gear on, giving me a disappointed look. Who is the player? Well he was the rookie of the year back in 1961 for his beloved Cubs. Played all but his last 2 season with them until he finished his career with the A’s. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame. Anybody figured him out yet?

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Billy Williams

I’m still looking for my first cards of these players as I am just starting to collect them again. Although I have some gypsy queen base cards coming my way hopefully sometime next week. I know Seaver was featured, I don’t know about Williams. Guess we’ll see if I get to officially start my collection of them next week.

2 comments:

  1. Are you collecting Seaver in any uniform? I should have some Mets dups if you are.

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  2. Any uniform. Same with Williams. Actually started liking Seaver when he was a Met.

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