Collecting Tips: Specific Players
Other collectors choose to collect cards only of their favorite players. That can be "pricey" if your favorite was Mickey Mantle. But many others can be relatively inexpensive. If you go for Mantle or Aaron or some of the other stars, consider collecting lower grade cards or just a few – then adding as you have more resources. You can find checklists of some of the more prominent players. I have also had customers collect all of the Jewish players they could find; all of players with last names beginning with a "z" and one who had a penchant for strange names like Eli Grba and Memo Luna. I have had recent interest from collectors searching for cards of those players who broke the color barrier in major league baseball. Everybody knows about Jackie Robinson, but what about Sam Jethroe, Pumpsie Green and Bob Trice.
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