One of my goals this year is to clear out a lot of the extra stuff I've accumulated that doesn't fit in my collection. Extra cards, random singles with no home, cards I picked up with good intentions, cards I've picked up and later realized I didn't need, scraps from sets I've torn apart for other purposes.
A couple weeks ago I was sifting through a couple boxes looking for some certain extra cards, and I came across this:
I actually already have a copy of this, but it is nice to have a second first-year card of a player I've been following since early 2011. By then he was tearing up the league, and he had his MLB debut later that season.
My Altuve player collection is my biggest player collection. I focus on all of his base cards and inserts, as well as some of the manufactured relics. I do occasionally end up with parallels and those get added to the collection, and I have a few autographs and memorabilia cards, but I don't actively chase them.
Right now, I have cataloged 261 base cards, of which I have 247. I'm only missing his 2012 Panini Signature Series base card and a few 2019s. As for inserts, I have 269/395 (more than 2/3), and 15 of 20 "hits" I want. Many of those "inserts" are actually Topps Now and other online exclusives, and I'm debating whether I really want to chase those. Certainly more than half of the "insert" cards I need are really online exclusives.
Jose Altuve, Charlie Hough, Geoff Geary, and Buck Farmer are my (semi) super collections. So why don't we knock the other two off with this post:
So those are my biggest player collections - my super collections. Altuve's collection will definitely get much bigger over time, Hough will get some more, and Geary is done, but how much larger will Buck Farmer's list get?