When I need an escape from the on-goings of the real world, which seems pretty frequent as of late, I head on down to the man room and pull out a binder. Flipping the pages quickly takes me away from reality as my thoughts begin to circle around card designs, players, the photo selection and sometimes how the card was acquired. Each card tells a story . . . you just have to look closer at some than others.
I realize not every collector is a binder person, but I am and have been since I began collecting in 1988. Outside of the "hunt" for a certain card, adding to a player collection binder or finishing a set so that I can finally "double bag" the cards in pages is my favorite thing about collecting. I enjoy binders so much earlier this year I built an end table with the sole purpose of giving me more space to add more binders down the road.
The Folder of Fun, as I like to call it, has been in the works for about three years. That's about the time I stopped buying retail and hobby packs and began tracking down cards which fit a certain general description: FUN.
If an acquaintance asked me why I collect cards I suppose I would retrieve this particular binder and ask them to flip through the pages. With any luck I wouldn't have to say a word and their question would be answered.
|The Folder of Fun|
The first section of the Folder of Fun has to deal with movies and television.
Here's page one:
Dave & Adam's a few years back for five bucks. In fact, once I committed to this project these were the first cards I added. As a result they lay claim to the first page in the binder.
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #1 - Snoopy
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #2 - Charlie Brown
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #3 - Lucy
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #4 - Linus
Tuna salad is an underrated sandwich in my book. Observation: Linus is without his blanket.
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #5 - Sally
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #6 - Woodstock
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #7 - Schroeder
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #8 - Peppermint Patty
1991 Ziploc Peanuts, #9 - Franklin
There you have it, page 1. I don't think I'll photograph the backs of all the cards in the folder, but I couldn't resist these. Good stuff all the way around.
What's you favorite card of the nine?
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