I've always been a player collector at heart, alphabetically filing cards of my favorite players together in little groups. I'm admittedly a "player collector slut" in that I like collecting lots of guys rather than focusing just on one guy or a small group of favorites. Often times all it takes for me to start collecting a guy is for him to be a good player. Sometimes pulling a nice card of a guy out of a pack is enough for me to start building a PC around it. Being a native San Diegan, Padres players are well represented in my PCs, though I definitely don't collect every Padre.
When some collectors decide to PC a guy, they go all out and try to get everything (supercollect), with spreadsheets and such, but when I PC a guy, I just sort his cards together, and sometimes buy/trade-for more. I have a soft goal of getting 100 different cards of a guy I collect, then I sort of take myself off the hook for collecting him anymore unless I really feel compelled to keep going.
Anyways, what I thought I would do instead of typing up all the players I consider to be "guys I collect" is screenshot my wantlist and annotate it explaining why I collect each guy.
|Good players and/or Padres fan favorites.
So hopefully that reasonably explains why I collect what I collect somewhat.
Of course you can visit the live version of my wantlist here, and feel free to get in touch about a trade.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!