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Old 09-21-2010, 10:47 AM
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Default Player Collectors: Why?

For those of you who collect single players, why that/those player(s)?

I actively collect three, plus a bonus:

Lefty O'Doul: Great back story, seemed to be a great guy, lots of cards from my favorite era.



Benny Leonard: The greatest of all Jewish fighters, great guy, lots of cards from my favorite era.



Joe Louis: IMO nudges out Ali as the greatest heavyweight of all time (Sugar Ray Robinson is the GOAT pound for pound--Mayweather isn't fit to sniff his crap). Astounding story to his life, lots of really difficult items to collect.



Julie Newmar: Schwing!

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:26 AM
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John L. Sullivan - Cool story from where I live!
William Muldoon - Cool story! Served his country and was just a badass mofo!

I have a few others which tend to rotate but these two are always consistent.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:39 AM
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I picked up the Nixie Callahan estate Horner Composite and then some other cards of him, just for fun...
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I picked up the Nixie Callahan estate Horner Composite and then some other cards of him, just for fun...
Leon,

I have Nixie Callahan's great-great-grandson holding on line 2!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:08 PM
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Rube Waddell: My favorite sports character of all time!

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I have Nixie Callahan's great-great-grandson holding on line 2!
Can you just have him email me his address?...We can skip all of the in between feel good stuff and just get to the chase .
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:09 PM
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Not vintage, but I collect Lou Brock as I am a Cardinal fan, and he was my favorite player growing up.
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I collect Arky Vaughan cards and memorabilia. I think he's the second best shortstop of all time, but, somehow, he's still terribly underrated. Also, his early retirement and tragic death are interesting aspects of his life story.
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Ty Cobb, who else?
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Default Zinn Beck...

...who played, coached and started his bat company here in Columbia. After 2 cards, the rest of the fun is in hunting memorabilia.
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