I decided to try this blog out to part be a personal journal of my thoughts on collecting and other matters, and to network with others in attempt to find missing cards for my PC collection. Now back in the day, before the age of Finest, Flair, Stadium Club, and Sp Authentic, and before there were 50 parallels of a single card, and cards came with pieces of jersey, pants, gloves, bats, and who knows what is next, it was easy to have all sorts of collections. I was able to put together complete sets, and I was able to have a pretty good Red Sox collection. I also had many players aside from my Red Sox that I collected: Dave Parker, Tony Armas, George Bell, Jesse Barfield, Tony Fernandez, and Joe Carter. As the hobby grew and grew it did, the cost of the hobby jumped and it was not as easy to maintain as diversified portfolio. I slowly retired from collecting each of these things and could only maintain one thing and that turned out to be my Joe Carter collection.