As I got older I became more of a prospector.I'd pick up lesser valued rookies In hopes of them making an impact In the majors.That only worked once for me.I picked up a 1990 Topps Major League Debut Sammy Sosa card for fifty cents ,years before the home-run barrages.Note to self-Find my 1990 Topps Major League Debut Sammy Sosa card.I'm sure It's still floating around somewhere In my dilapidated collection.
Today ,the RC Is still my favorite kind of card to collect.That's a good thing seeing as how Topps has decided to slap the RC logo on EVERYTHING!It's whatever ,I guess. I don't prospect anymore.I'm kind of a front runner waiting to see If a player develops into something good his first couple of MLB seasons before snatching up their rookie cards.My most recent pick ups will attest to that.
I'm way late to the Ohtani party.That's cool,though,because showing up to the party late means smaller crowds and less raucous. Juuust how I like it ;)
What Is It with Philly and their influx of stud first baseman?I knew Hoskins would be something special early In his career.Ironically ,I have him paired up with division rival and newly acquired Met Marcus Stroman.