Sunday, January 21, 2018
Heck of a card. Heck of an image. Wouldn't you love to be Koufax back in the day? I'd settle for being one of those kids back in the day.
This Bazooka insert from Archives or Heritage -- I'll figure it out later -- arrived in a single-card envelope from Rod of Padrographs. It happens to be the 175th different Sandy Koufax card in my collection.
That's not as impressive as it sounds considering 151 of those cards were issued after his playing career and 119 created in the last six years.
But for whatever reason Sandy prompted me to recalculate how many Dodgers cards I have in my collection. I last counted up almost five years ago and totaled just over 15,000. Two-and-half years before that I calculated 10,615 Dodgers cards in my collection.
This time I came up with 19,927.
With the start of the 2018 card season less than a month away, I will be going over 20,000 unique Dodgers cards (with God knows how many dupes) within the next two or three months.
My pace of accumulating Dodgers has slowed a bit since totaling in 2013. I attribute that to an increased focus on set needs and less of an interest in what Topps is shoveling at us the last couple of years.
I have no real idea of whether 20,000 is a lot. I know it's a lot to people who don't collect cards. I don't know how many cards the average team collector owns of his favorite team though. I'm going to assume that since I write a blog that is well-read and readers constantly send me cards that I am one of the lucky ones who has entered rare territory without breaking the bank.
As usual, thanks for reading and enjoying what I throw out there.
There will be some blog milestones arriving later in the year. With a giveaway or two attached.