MOVED OVER FROM THE VINTAGE SECTION
I am continually in some state of unhappiness with my collection. Sometimes I have too many cards and I sell them or give them away. Sometimes I go on buying sprees for singles. Most of the time I buy tons of wax, lose 60% of the money, sell the good cards and buy Dustin Pedroia autos.
I need a new direction. I have always liked vintage, particularly PSA graded vintage. I have bought and sold Ted Williams PSA cards over the past 5 years to some great success. But then I always get antsy and sell again.
I want to build a collection that is big enough to be fun, small enough to know every card in my head, and should retain its value over time. I was thinking 25 cards, broken down as follows:
5 Dustin Pedroia Autos. I have about 35 now, will need to pick some winners and sell the rest.
10 different cards from other Red Sox favorite players... '60 Yaz RC, Pedro RC, 1983 Topps Boggs, Nomar '92 Traded Gold, '75 Rice RC, 1948 Leaf Ted Williams (my favorite card ever), '39 Play Ball Teddy, etc.
And then, and here is why I posted in the vintage section originally...
1 card each from these ten players:
Babe Ruth - maybe.
I want to try and get the best card I can for each of these players. Eventually, before I die, I'd like to have these be the most iconic or RC cards from each of these players in a pretty solid PSA grade. I'd like to start getting low graded cards or even raw, and when I have extra money, work my way up.
What do you guys think? Good plan? What are the most iconic cards for these guys? Is it always basically the RC... like '55 Clemente and Koufax, '52 Mantle are pretty obvious... and the Aaron RC. What would you go for with Ruth, Mays, Robinson, Paige?
Thanks for the read. I can't wait to get started... just need to flesh out the list completely.
HERE IT IS SO FAR:
A work in progress...
15 Red Sox
1. Wade Boggs 1983 Topps PSA 9 - SOLD. To be replaced...
2. Roger Clemens 1984 Fleer Update PSA 10
3. Jacoby Ellsbury 2005 Bowman Draft Chrome XFractor Auto PSA 10
4. Dwight Evans 1973 Topps PSA 7
5. Jon Lester 2006 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto PSA 9
6. Pedro Martinez 2001 Donruss Elite Passing the Torch Auto 52/100
7. David Ortiz 2005 UD Artifacts Signatures 1/30
8. Dustin Pedroia and Nomar Garciaparra 2013 Museum Collection Dual Auto
9. Dustin Pedroia 2012 Triple Threads Laser Show White Whale
10. Dustin Pedroia 2011 Triple Threads ROY/MVP 1/3
11. Dustin Pedroia 2012 Museum Collection Art of Hitting Framed Auto 2/5
12. Dustin Pedroia 2004 SP Prospects Auto BGS 9.5 - SOLD - To be replaced...
13. Jim Rice 1975 Topps PSA 8
14. Ted Williams 1948 Leaf
15. Carl Yastrzemski 1960 Topps PSA 7
10 All-time Greats
1. Hank Aaron 1954 Topps
2. Roberto Clemente 1955 Topps
3. Ty Cobb T206 Red Portrait
4. Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps
5. Willie Mays 1951 Bowman
6. Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps
7. Stan Musial 1948 Leaf
8. Satchel Paige 1948 Leaf
9. Jackie Robinson 1948 Leaf
10. Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey