OK, I hold my hands up, I added the ‘dark’ bit in there to add a bit of mystery to the proceedings!! Made you look though didn’t it ;)
However I did want to take a few moments to draw your attention to recent article from Braves fan and Baseball card collecting aficionado, Mr Chris Mays! In it Chris shares his thoughts and experiences on the highs and lows of player collecting!
Now, I’ve said this like a million times before, I’m NO player collector! I wish I was!! I like nothing more than the idea of actively pursuing one or more players cards, trying to amass a collection that pays homage to some of the best (in the collectors eyes at least) in the game!
But the completist in me won’t allow this under any circumstances, primarily for the reasons that Chris goes into in his post! It would drive me absolutely crazy knowing that all those ridiculously low numbered parallels and hard to find/expensive inserts exist out there that I’ll never the get the chance to add to my own player collection.
There’s no way that I’ll ever be able to come to terms with this (believe me I’ve tried and it all ends in frustration and hair pulling), so for my own sanity and peace of mind I given up on the idea completely! And it took me awhile but I’m finally cool with it!
That said I’ve got nothing but respect and admiration (and a small amount of envy) for player collectors like Chris, for being able to achieve something that I’m not able to! You’re all better people than I am, and for that I salute you!
That’s the link to Chris’ article, please give it some of your valuable time – as always, it makes for a great read!