I have a lot of common cards and a lot of cards from collecting when I was a kid. There are still cards when I find them remind me collecting as a kid; the "gotta have" rookies, the stars, the future Hall of Famers. I have long admired fellow bloggers who have put "mega collections" together and have shared them. I had put a poll out about how to approach this project; do I only use cards from my childhood days of collecting or do I use all my cards? It was decided with the help of the voters that I would use all of my cards to put together a mega collection.
I decided to keep it "old school" and do a mega collection of 792 cards and a traded mega collection of 132 cards. I tried
to keep it so I wasn't favoriting my favorite players, teams, or specific set (although Topps is the brand I have the most of). I wanted to highlight the specifics of the Donruss, Fleer, Score, Topps, and Upper Deck sets; Record Breakers, Turn Back the Clock, All Stars, Star Rookies, Diamond Kings, Rated Rookies, First Round Draft Picks, etc. I plan on evaluating future cards I buy and add if they meet the standards for being in the mega collection.
My goal is to share 2 pages a week. I obviously have gotten a late start this months I will do one every day to catch up. So here we go!
- Early on, there will be a lot of Record Breakers, Diamond Kings, and Rated Rookies because that's how Topps and Donruss started their sets off back in the day
- Favorite player on the page: Mark McGwire
- Favorite card on the page: 1987 Topps Record Breaker Todd Worrell
- Card most likely to get bumped: 1988 Topps Record Breaker Andre Dawson