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Snapolit1
04-28-2017, 07:56 AM
Beckett now says that there are 5,453 Mike Trout cards cataloged. Holy smokes. That's just ridiculous.

Stonepony
04-28-2017, 08:00 AM
http://net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=238891

Snapolit1
04-28-2017, 08:04 AM
I debated where to post that, but thought my comment was sort of a general state of the hobby type comment than something of interest to only post war collectors, so I posted it here.

If you look at the top 50 posts I'd say 3 or 5 of them are really pre-war only.

Leon
04-28-2017, 08:06 AM
http://net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=238891

lmao

As far as new Trout cards and such.....that is going to kill the player collectors :) I can't imagine over 5000 Different (period) Babe Ruth cards... See how this came back to Pre-war :)

Stonepony
04-28-2017, 08:10 AM
I debated where to post that, but thought my comment was sort of a general state of the hobby type comment than something of interest to only post war collectors, so I posted it here.

If you look at the top 50 posts I'd say 3 or 5 of them are really pre-war only.

I'm just bustin' ya!!:D

familytoad
04-28-2017, 08:11 AM
We could use the Trout quantity to provide reference to how many cards of prewar players exist.

(The temptation to include Mantle means I should say Pre- World War 2.)

I thought Eddie Collins may be one of the players with the most amount of different types. His long career and the span between tobacco, early caramel and into the gum card years certainly makes me think of him....

Snapolit1
04-28-2017, 08:17 AM
I'm just bustin' ya!!:D

I actually though where to post it . . .so I'm ahead of some people.

I think Net 54 needs a General board as the first board. And next a Pre-war board. So much of what is on the first page is about sellers, posts, ebay, upcoming shows, etc.

Leon
04-28-2017, 08:20 AM
There should really be more pre-war card threads on the front page. Asking members to do certain things is akin to herding cats.

I actually though where to post it . . .so I'm ahead of some people.

I think Net 54 needs a General board as the first board. And next a Pre-war board. So much of what is on the first page is about sellers, posts, ebay, upcoming shows, etc.

h2oya311
04-28-2017, 02:10 PM
We could use the Trout quantity to provide reference to how many cards of prewar players exist.

(The temptation to include Mantle means I should say Pre- World War 2.)

I thought Eddie Collins may be one of the players with the most amount of different types. His long career and the span between tobacco, early caramel and into the gum card years certainly makes me think of him....

When I first started seriously collecting, I thought I'd go for a run of Eddie Collins cards. I think you're right. He probably has the most amount of different types for pre-war, although Cobb played in the same era and made his way into many of the <5 card sets from that era (for which good ol' Eddie didn't).

timzcardz
04-28-2017, 03:13 PM
Beckett now says that there are 5,453 Mike Trout cards cataloged. Holy smokes. That's just ridiculous.

Pffft!

Cal Ripken Jr: 16,825

So I only have about another 13,000 to go! :)

Snapolit1
04-28-2017, 03:16 PM
Pffft!

Cal Ripken Jr: 16,825

So I only have about another 13,000 to go! :)

Pretty cool, but I think Ripken played a few years more than Trout. I think Mike might catch up.

bn2cardz
04-28-2017, 03:24 PM
Pretty cool, but I think Ripken played a few years more than Trout. I think Mike might catch up.

Right, even including oddball issues there is no way Ripken broke 500 cards between 1982 and 1987 (correlating to Trouts RC card of 2012 to 2017, but I am sure that 5k count includes pre 2012 cards).

bn2cardz
04-28-2017, 03:32 PM
Looking at VCP (not a thorough list and does include cards up to 1992) Cobb has 336 cards listed, with 272 prior to 1940.

Collins has 216 through 1984 with 191 prior to 1940

Ruth has 399 through 1999 with 252 prior to 1940

Beastmode
04-28-2017, 03:36 PM
There should really be more pre-war card threads on the front page. Asking members to do certain things is akin to herding cats.


Agreed. Posting here is just fine.

Of the 5,000+ cards, how many show him with a world series ring?

Bill77
04-28-2017, 04:15 PM
I don't know if any of his cards show him with Pujols or if Pujols wears his rings to any of the games.

nat
04-28-2017, 04:19 PM
I thought that this thread was going to be about the collector with the largest collection. (I wonder who that is?)

KMayUSA6060
04-29-2017, 04:08 PM
Jim Thome has over 9000.

h2oya311
04-29-2017, 06:39 PM
I had over 3,000 unique Rickey henderson cards...he has close to 10,000, if not more. I still have several thousand I need to move! Thankfully, there is a pretty sweet market for his stuff and several advanced Henderson collectors out there. The gazillions of variations for any card past year 2000 is insane. Trout is a case in point.

Bestdj777
04-29-2017, 06:45 PM
We could use the Trout quantity to provide reference to how many cards of prewar players exist.

(The temptation to include Mantle means I should say Pre- World War 2.)

I thought Eddie Collins may be one of the players with the most amount of different types. His long career and the span between tobacco, early caramel and into the gum card years certainly makes me think of him....

Mantle has around 450 career contemporary "cards", depending on what you consider a card a card and which variations are recognized. Curious as to the most for a pre-WW2 player. Ruth maybe?

familytoad
04-30-2017, 01:28 AM
Mantle has around 450 career contemporary "cards", depending on what you consider a card a card and which variations are recognized. Curious as to the most for a pre-WW2 player. Ruth maybe?
HI Chris...
Andy's research above shows Cobb having the most pre WW2, and a pretty high total for Ruth. They each had long careers obviously. I thought of Eddie Collins for the same reason. I can't think of anyone else who might challenge these three, but it would take a better researcher than I to find them:o

I thought of Mantle when considering the Topps Era, and all the various issues that encompasses. He may very well lead that era due to his immense popularity.
The modern era saturation is just hard to fathom...10X to 20X the amount of cards for the game's popular players :eek:

For that matter,
I presume Fernando Rodney has far more baseball cards than Mickey Mantle.

TheNightmanCometh
04-30-2017, 03:18 AM
lmao

As far as new Trout cards and such.....that is going to kill the player collectors :) I can't imagine over 5000 Different (period) Babe Ruth cards... See how this came back to Pre-war :)

I'm old school, screw the inserts, and just go for the base cards. I can't stand it when Topps releases a red, black, blue, sepia, taupe, emerald, pink, yellow, and coquelicot of the same GD card. OH! and don't forget the refractor versions too!

7nohitter
04-30-2017, 07:26 AM
I think Nolan Ryan has a few cards.

bnorth
04-30-2017, 08:43 AM
Once the mid 90's got here and there was 100's of different cards per player per year it killed my player collecting. Wade Boggs has not played in close to 20 years now and in every one of those years he has had 100's of different cards made.:(

Bestdj777
04-30-2017, 09:13 AM
HI Chris...
Andy's research above shows Cobb having the most pre WW2, and a pretty high total for Ruth. They each had long careers obviously. I thought of Eddie Collins for the same reason. I can't think of anyone else who might challenge these three, but it would take a better researcher than I to find them:o

I thought of Mantle when considering the Topps Era, and all the various issues that encompasses. He may very well lead that era due to his immense popularity.
The modern era saturation is just hard to fathom...10X to 20X the amount of cards for the game's popular players :eek:

For that matter,
I presume Fernando Rodney has far more baseball cards than Mickey Mantle.

I should have read all the posts before responding :). Interesting stuff.

JLange
04-30-2017, 09:22 PM
For all the discussion about massive player card collections, it seems some players just can't get a break. When you go deep into your team's roster you'll find players that have yet to be depicted on card with your team. Michael Martinez and Dan Otero are two examples for the current Cleveland Indians. Both players have been with the team for 2016 and 2017, and neither has a card as a Cleveland Indian. You have to either be one of the regulars who gets a lot of playing time, or a hotshot rookie, to get a card it seems. Both players have cards with other teams, but none with their current team. I have countless examples from years past as well.

KingFisk
05-01-2017, 07:32 AM
Once the mid 90's got here and there was 100's of different cards per player per year it killed my player collecting. Wade Boggs has not played in close to 20 years now and in every one of those years he has had 100's of different cards made.:(

100%. I remember there was a moment in 2005 or so when I looked upon my nine variations of the Carlton FIsk Rookie Cup cards and realized this was going to be a lost war for me. I kept up with the Fisk cards for another year or so before giving up. But the happy ending to all this was that in 2013 I decided to go on eBay and try and sweep up some of the latter day Fisk cards I had missed, and stumbled upon a PWCC auction full of vintage stuff. I bid on a few things and that's when the vintage collecting bug reinfected me. So the 48 variations on the parallel 2016 Topps Heritage Fisk cards will have to wait for another day..