I have finally managed to complete a checklist for my Ryne Sandberg player collection. It took some time, but that's what summers are for. As it stands right now, I have 677 different Sandbergs, which is about ten times as many in my Kosuke Fukudome collection. In their totality, the cards span from 1981 to 2013. A large majority of the cards have been placed in a binder in blue pages. Yep, I have blue pages! Take a look!
I put so much time toward his collection during my youth flipping through binders and boxes at card shows to accumulate these cards. In fact, at one point I had just over 500 different cards before Ebay was invented. That was no easy task!
It feels really good to have the collection finally cataloged. If you have any Sandberg cards that could add to my collection please drop me a line! I'd love to have a shot to trade for them. Here's a link to my "have" list on Google Docs to get you started!
What's great about Google Docs is now I can take my list with me where I go. I just have to check my smart phone. When I was younger I had a mental picture of everyone of my Sandberg cards that I owned so that I wouldn't pick up duplicates. It's so much easier these days!
I stopped collecting in 1994, and didn't really get started again until
2009. I purchased quite a few Sandberg lots from Ebay in '09 in an
attempt to fill some of the HUGE holes in my collection. As a result I ended up with more repeats in a couple lot purchases than what I accumulated during my early years.
Boy, do I have duplicates... triples... and even a dozen repeats of some cards! Yikes. Here's a look at my box of doubles.
Is there another Sandberg collector out there that I could help? How about a Cub fan in general that may be interested? Speak now or many of these Sandbergs will wind up on Listia and Ebay so that I can buy others to fit into my collection.
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