I started this thread in January of 2020 to celebrate my 50th year of collecting and to give anyone a glimpse into my collection. I had finished recuperating from cancer surgery and was preparing for eight weeks of daily radiation treatments that spring. And then Covid hit. I'm happy to say I'm feeling great these days. I'm a numbers guy as many of you have probably deduced from my 1000 Card Club to the collection stats I've listed throughout this thread. This forum is a mere shadow of what it was when I first started posting back around 2001. Back then it was buzzing with activity and now it's mostly crickets. I hope this thread revitalized the forums a bit and gave you something different to view and maybe inform you or inspire your own collecting in some way. It has been fun for me to go through my collection and compile posts. In the two years since I debuted this thread, I've used four different scanners and showed you more than 3200 different items from my collection. Only two of the items have been repeated so you've seen the comprehensiveness of my collection. You've seen at least one card of each of the 396 different players that I currently collect including every Hall of Famer. Since joining Beckett, I've traded with about 245 different traders. Here's a shout out to all the Beckett traders, past and present, that have contributed 100 or more cards to my collection:
aprirr, bamyanks, bonds20001, canes fan the u, card_fiend2013, crazyforkinsler, cweiland, davespa, dbroockerd, drhsports, duck6700j, flood and fire, garrisc , glassnickels, HOF Sportscards, homerjg007, jack pfiester, jason32rich, jdhhorns, John Lamica, kerryandbeth, kman9111, lcollins1998, leadmetogreatness, limitedbaseballcards, LonghornMike311, MelodyCarter, mistral38, mmehler30, mmayer51, mohrenberg, mpc2876, orainpa, paynetrain34, Phillies_Joe, richard albers, rmpaq5, RyanKramer961, scottklein, scottzoe, Toploader, yankee98, Zievus101.
It'll be sad for me to see this thread float to the bottom of the forum page like a coin dropped in the ocean after attaining more than 50,000 views, but I'm wrapping up with this post today showing you nine of my cards from 2021.
Thanks for reading.
2021 Donruss Optic Unleashed Holo #1 Mike Trout
2021 Donruss Unleashed Rapture #19 Mark McGwire
2021 Topps Base Set Photo Variations #12C Joey Bart/orange jsy, swinging FACTORY
2021 Topps Base Set Photo Variations #43C Jo Adell SSP/red jsy w/hat FACTORY
2021 Topps Base Set Photo Variations #67 Clayton Kershaw/overhead photo
2021 Topps Base Set Photo Variations #660A Kris Bryant/blue shirt
2021 Topps Gold Label Class 2 #52 Mike Trout
2021 Topps Heritage Chrome Purple Refractors #293 Bo Bichette
2021 Topps Tribute Purple #65 Kris Bryant