Thursday, August 4, 2016

Team vs Player Collecting

For some time I have been fighting the never ending battle of team vs player collecting. I can't ever decide if I want to single out a player or two from my favorite team or go all out with just anyone. I have tried both ends of the spectrum and haven't ever decided which way to go.

For the Giants, I have collected Rueben Randle and Andre Williams. The problem there, Randle is now an Eagle and Williams might not make the team. Both very poor choices by me as I saw the upside in both players in future Giants stars and they now seem to be on their way out of the league.

Which I still will probably pick up their Giants stuff either way. Once a Giant, always a Giant. There just isn't anything past their couple of Giants years stuff.


But, I have also collected the team. There is a lot more options to find players in a Giants uniform, but the word A LOT stands out. There is a lot to collect that way as opposed to singling out a few players.

Now, there are players on the Giants I don't expect to ever leave and are stars of the league in Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Why don't I collect them exclusively, well, cost is the simple answer. Their stuff is beyond what I can afford.


So how do you guys decide for Team vs Player collecting? Which way do you lean and why? Or do you do both?

3 comments:

  1. Why limit yourself to one or the other? I've never understood why anyone would want to deny themselves enjoyment of the hobby. I collect everything, every player, every team, every set in my two sports and I could not imagine doing anything different. Do I have a lot of super rare stuff? No, but I prefer base cards anyway

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  2. I accept all cards of players from my favorite team into my collection, but I don't actively seek them out. I'm not sure if that makes me a team collector by your definition or not.
    I do have a handful of player collections an will try to knock out as many of those of the list as possible.

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  3. My collection focuses on both... although sometimes I feel like my eBay purchases lean towards my player collections.

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