So I’ve decided to somewhat refocus my collection. If you’ve stopped by the player collection or set pages, you may have noticed a few changes. So here they are. First, this means reorganizing my player collections.
Baseball: Tyler Colvin, Geovany Soto, Fred McGriff, Hanley Ramirez, and Ken Griffey Jr. are all most likely permanently deactivated player collections. The last two weren’t on the list, but I never officially dropped them until now.
Carlos Zambrano and Felix Hernandez are at least temporarily deactivated.
David Ortiz is an active player collection again. Nomar Garciaparra is now an active player collection as well.
Basketball: Julius Erving, Rashad McCants, Joakim Noah, Antoine Walker, and Dominique Wilkins are most likely permanently deactivated player collections.
Luol Deng is now an active player collection.
Jason Richardson is under consideration to be be added.
Football: Johnny Knox, Richard Dent, Mike Singletary, Greg Olsen, Rashard Mendenhall, Chad Ochocinco, Randall Cunningham, and Jerry Rice are all most likely permanently deactivated player collections.
Warren Moon and Josh Freeman are temporarily deactivated, though I only have maybe two cards of Freeman anyway. Several other guys I’m dropping in various sports have less than five cards apiece too.
Hakeem Nicks and Eric Decker are under consideration to be added.
In other player collection news, I think Dustin Byfuglien and Marian Hossa will be my two hockey player collections, and Hope Solo in soccer. My active pro wrestling collections are Booker T, Eve Torres, and Gail Kim.
All that said, if the opportunity arises to land trifecta pieces for any of my deactivated player collections, I will still make a deal.
Now onto sets.
Baseball: 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects WBC Purple Refractors are no longer being pursued. I will be keeping the five or six I have though. I’m still a World Baseball Classic fan.
2011 Gypsy Queen Green Framed Paper Parallels are no longer being pursued. According to what I had listed before I deleted it, Tris Speaker, Johnny Cueto, Ian Kinsler Johan Santana, Pee Wee Reese, George Sisler, Rogers Hornsby, Josh Hamilton, David Price, Derek Jeter, and Ozzie Smith should all still be here and available, preferably for any The Great Ones I still need or other Framed Papers of players I collect (either color).
2011 topps Diamond Anniversary Parallels have long been abandoned, but now they will no longer appear on the set wantlists page. Between regular and Cognac, I’m pretty sure I have over 40 available for trade.
2008 Goudey Sport Royalty, 2009 topps Chrome WBC, and 2011 topps Kimball Champions are under review.
2003 Donruss Estrellas Leyendas del Pasado has been added.
2009 Topps Unique Unique Unis has been added.
Basketball: 2009-10 Upper Deck 3D Stars are no longer being pursued. As such, Dwight Howard/Kevin Garnett, Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce, and Dwyane Wade are available for trade.
Why am I doing all this? Well, my funds are limited as ever, and my tastes are changing. I’m now actively seeking trifectas, and key rookies in general (super/stars of their day, historically significant players, Hall of Famers), amongst other things. So I thought it was time to part ways with some sets and players I’m less committed to, and best to do it in some official way. I’ve also set up a new page specifically to track my themed collections.
So, with several items no longer on my plate and knowing how I want to proceed with the rest, things will hopefully be ever-so-slightly more focused heading into the new year. Now if I could just get my cards themselves in order so well. Seriously, if you’ve been waiting for ages on a trade package from me, you can rest assured it’s because I lost an important piece of your trade amongst my endless piles of random cards and it hasn’t turned up yet.
So, that’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll have something to say about anything again real soon. Just pray that it isn’t politics related. That would be… unpleasant, for everyone involved.
Fuck you, Newt/SOPA/NDAA/David Stern/Kardashians/Humanity Err… Bye! 😀