It's a window to a parallel world of card-collecting, one in which the "PSA grade" rules all, and where ungraded cards that I can typically find for a couple of bucks online - on SportLots, COMC etc. - change hands for $30, $50, $75 due to their current desirability and that all-important grade. It's also a great window into who matters in March 2021. As far as baseball is concerned, the typical vintage names are pretty standard: Mays, Mantle, Pete Rose, Joe Dimaggio, Bob Gibson and so on.
It's also fun to see who's valued from our current crop of players. The active guys I collect - Pablo Sandoval, Max Fried - not at all. Just Jo Adell and Shohei Otani; and of course Mike Trout cards are all over this catalog, but I don't really collect that guy out of a need to keep both my sanity and my credit rating intact.
Was kind of surprised to see a few guys have their rare cards called out repeatedly. Paul Goldschmidt? Goldy is one of my favorites. I did not know he'd graduated to that level in the card world. Rhys Hoskins. Andrew Benintendi. Miguel Andujar. I'm going to admit that I don't even know who that last guy is.
Anyway, I'm not up for paying $19.95 for a PSA 7 card that I can get for $2.50 otherwise and that's probably in pretty good shape, but I had a good time thumbing through this catalog all the same.
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