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So many of you know that I just got back into collecting a couple of months ago. A great majority of my card collection went to my 7 year old son. The most of my "good" cards, I traded for Chicago Cubs game used and autos, again for my son. So I have just a handful of PC cards, plus a hundred or so of my favorite boyhood players (Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura, Ryne Sandberg). Now I am moving onto racing, and am looking forward to it.

I work from home (corporate medical insurance broker), and currently have a makeshift office in the basement...more of a corner of the basement with a huge desk set. I'm putting my wife through college (again). She stayed at home most of the last 10 years after graduating with a degree in Pyschology. She will be finished up with her BSN and will be an RN in August. And for the first time in my life, we'll have two incomes, which with a 7 and 9 year old, will be fantastic. So we will be moving to a larger house this fall, with an actualy office...walls, door and all! A lot of what I am doing with my collecting is a start to really make my office a place I want to be.... I have a ton of old trophys, mini bats, hats, picture albums from my childhood that will go on display. I also love fishing, and have a nice collection of art, books and gear that will make a nice display.

But for now, I have one small bookshelf (my 6 others are full of know what I mean) that I have to make due with for my it is.

Bottom shelf is my dad's old catchers mit, a Cooperstown coffe-table book that my grandpa gave me when I was a kid and some balls from my playing days and from the teams I have coached of my son.

Middle Shelf are my Carl ars, and then my small baseball PC (Aparicio gu, Darwin Barney gu, Joe Mauer patch, Harold Baines gu, Peyton Manning gu, Frank Thomas gu, Robin Ventura gu, Ryne Sandburg rc, Greg Maddux rc, 1956 Topps Aparicio rc) I still have some cards coming in trades that will go here.

The top shelf I have my 2 race used Carl cards, and my Carl auto. The binder has all of my other Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura, Ryne Sandberg and growing Carl Edwards/cool Nascar cards. Also I have my 2011 Kimball Champions set-in-progress. Every day I can turn to a different page.

Thought I would share. I would love to see some of yours!

Nice start!! With all this Cubs and Brickyard talk from you, where do you reside? are you a Chicago boy?
(03-08-2012, 09:05 PM)jeffgordonracing24 Wrote: [ -> ]Nice start!! With all this Cubs and Brickyard talk from you, where do you reside? are you a Chicago boy?
I grew up in Davenport, IA (3 hours from Chicago) and now live in Waverly, IA (NE part of the state). I grew up a White Sox fan, but a very wishy-washy one at that. My wife's family has long-time Cubs fans, and sucked my poor son into their cult!

My wife grew up in Columbus, IN (home of Smoke...she has eaten at his favorite DQ mainy times!) where her dad was an Engineer at Cummins. Her Aunt, coincidently also lived in Columbus (worked in HR at the Toyota plant) and married an Indiana boy. So that is our connection to Indy! We have gone back (myself, my wife, brother-in-law, and father-in-law) to the Brickyard since 2005. Her folks have had Indy 500 tickets since forever.
Lookin good man!!
Thanks for sharing, that looks great. I will post soon