Personal Collection Update – Mike Schmidt: Most Wanted
May 10, 2019
Thirty years ago I considered myself a “Mike Schmidt Super Collector” because I had one Schmidt for every year he was a Major Leaguer, including his still highly vaunted Topps rookie card. Today, being a player super collector – at least on Sports Card Forum – means you have 15% of a player’s entire cardography. For Schmitty that means 15% of 7153 cards (1073 if my math’s right). I currently have 121. So I do have 10% of the 15% I need to be in the 1% of Schmidt collectors.
Right now, with how much of my bandwidth I can allow this hobby to occupy, that is not a reasonable goal. Short term, I’d like to double what I have. Go up to 250 unique cards. And with that many cards to choose from, I’ll go quantity over quality right now, and stick to junk wax, cheap oddballs and $1 relics to pump my numbers.
I won an 52 card lot auction this week, which will add about 30 new cards (and give me 20 or so tradeables) to the list. But this is a list of cards that I’m going after right now.