Saturday, May 9, 2015

I Started Yet Another New Project

Since I've been buying less boxed wax recently, I've been spending my lack of card money elsewhere. I'm pretty sure that my new projects, the T206 Auto Project and the Martin Perez PC, are direct results of this.

So I decided to add yet another project.

It's no secret that I have a few real loves in the collecting game, most notably parallels and slabbed cards. Earlier this week, I happened to stumble across an eBay seller who has a ton of slabs, many of which sell for $3.99. I sorted through all of them, and that's what gave me the idea for the new project:

Rangers PSA Rookies!

That's right, my new goal is to get every Ranger rookie slabbed, hopefully at PSA 9 or better.

I snagged a couple from that buyer. Here they are:

Here's the Darvish base from 2012 Series 2. There are a few variations of this card, so I'm trying to figure out if I want to stick to base or what the plan is.

This is the Pete O'Brien from 1983 Topps Traded. It doesn't have the rookie seal on it (none of the older cards do). He also has a "rookie" card in '84 Topps.

For those that have been collecting longer than I, a question for you. When did Topps start using the "RC" logo? How do you determine which card is the true rookie card prior to this logo?

I appreciate your help! I mean that - I have learned so much from reading all of your posts, and I appreciate everyone's willingness to help other collectors rather than mocking them (me, specifically!).

There you have it. I hope to have more to come soon!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know when the RC logo got put on the cards. It used to be that the first Topps/Fleer/Donruss card was the rookie. Traded sets put paid to that idea because people did not consider those as rookies -- they were "XRC" cards...not released through stores and only released through hobby channels.

    Really, you should just choose yourself what you want to define as the official "rookie" card for each player. Will Bowman count? Is it the first Topps card? First Topps base set card?

    Make it your decision and what you want to count.