Friday, October 2, 2009

The Hardest Working Position in Baseball - My New Genre Collection

I have decided to start a new baseball collection. So far I've been collecting teams (Rangers) and players (Kurt, Pujols, Ichiro, etc.) only. Tunguska, who collects bunters, and Tim, who collects players with odd names, have inspired me to do something a little different as well. While my choice may be a little more broad/common than theirs, I think it's a good one. I've decided that I'm going to collect catchers. I admire the guys who work their butts off behind the plate night in and night out, and frankly, I've seen some really cool catcher cards. The fact that catchers have to wear all that extra gear gives their cards a little extra flair, kinda like warriors in battle. Now I'm not gonna collect just any cards of catchers, they have to be in their gear. No portrait shots, batting or running the bases cards (except for Kurt, I'll take any of his). I have had this post planned for some time, but never got around to it until now. Funny thing is, Nobie is due to start his first game behind the plate tomorrow (well, actually I guess it's today, since the game is at 8am and it's now after 12 here). Oh well, I guess I was just waiting for the last little bit of inspiration. So, if you hate catchers and need to get them out of your house, you know where to send 'em. Later.


  1. Glad I helped inspire a genre collection! I'm pulling catchers as I type!

  2. I'll pull some cards for ya early next week... Cool idea... shoot me your address at bacontowne at yahooo dot com.