Seven Facts about me as a collector
- Fact 1. As a kid, I Started Collecting baseball cards in 1977.
In 1982, I was making a habit of collecting cards.
In 1989, I started purchasing cards in bulk.
In the mid 90s I stopped for a while and picked it backup up in 2007.
I'm not the usual collector.
- Fact 2. I buy locally, don't do much anymore with eBay.
I have two nice card shops where I live.
Plus there are many private sellers around.
Normally I see better prices, no shipping, I see the product. I just enjoy it more going in person to shows and shops.
So like most collectors today, I don't have "mail day"
- Fact 3. I only have 15 K cards. Most collectors who have been collecting as long as I have, well have many more.
In fact, I'm looking at getting rid of many of my excess cards so that I can stay in that range.
- Fact 4. I don't use binders.
I don't trust them. When I was a teenager, I used them.
But they hang, bend, and are heavy. Plus they don't really protect the cards.
- Fact 5. I don't slab any of my cards.
It's not important to me. I have never been into this hobby for investment or profit.
- Fact 6. I catalog and file all cards. If they are not filed, they are hanging on walls on display
I want to enjoy my cards. I want to know exactly what I have and be able to find them, view them,
why have them. I simply want to be able to enjoy them.
- Fact 7. I'm not a very focused collector. Other than collecting Cubs, HoFs, certain sets, years,
Cardinals, White Sox, Red Sox, All-Stars .... well you get the picture.
- Fact 8. I was a huge Cardinals fan until Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg played together on the Cubs. I was forever converted. As a cardinals fan in the 70s, I was even trading many of my Cubs baseball cards to other kids.
- Fact 9. No one else in my family like baseball or baseball cards like I do.
- Fact 10. I wrote all my collecting software myself. Why, so I could have a product that could do what I wanted, display data in a way I wanted.