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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Focusing on the Collection

For Love of the Cards recently had an article about focusing on what cards to collect. My main focus is to get every card imaginable and cram them into my house. That's what it would seem anyway. Recently I've been trying to get my Heritage house in order, sorting through all my Chipper Jones cards, snagging pre-war cards as I may and working on those Topps sets that I'm not sure I even want to collect anymore after the most recent short print fiasco. Of course in reality I'm surrounded by piles of cards. Autographs here for one blog, my Play Ball set there for another blog, teetering piles of Braves, wax packs all over the place and, well I don't even know what is in that box anymore. Ok, so I'm not focused. I'm never gonna be.

That doesn't mean that there aren't focused individuals out there. There are team collectors, set collectors, player collectors and smile collectors out there. Honorable pursuits, all. Then I saw this guy. All Rutgers cards. Now that's focus! That's dedication! Major respek knuckles for Rutgers dude! This isn't Floria State or USC or Texas or some big school that has a dozen kids drafted in each sport each year, this is New Jersey's finest. It's inspirational, is what it is. It makes me want to finally start that Luis Sojo player collection I've been wanting to do for a while now. I'll have to clear out some space for a new pile first though.


Matt said...


Thanks for the mention. I collected as a kid, and really missed the hobby. I figured focusing my collection on Rutgers would allow me to both show my support for my college and its constantly improving athletic scene, while keeping the card pool small enough to not be overwhelmed.

By the way, in the course of the blog, I've discovered a handful of casual collectors who've got Rutgers collections of some sort, so there are at least a few of us out there.

Scarlet and White Cardboard

NTXCoog said...

I think you'll find a dedicated and focused group of collectors for almost every school. I collect and blog about University of Houston cards.