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> The collector in you...., Please read carefully

Which best defines your collection practices?
 
Player Collector [ 68 ] ** [27.09%]
Player Super Collector [ 6 ] ** [2.39%]
Prospector [ 5 ] ** [1.99%]
Team Collector [ 38 ] ** [15.14%]
Team Fanatic [ 23 ] ** [9.16%]
Set Collector [ 18 ] ** [7.17%]
Box Breaker [ 17 ] ** [6.77%]
Vintage Collector [ 3 ] ** [1.20%]
Type Collector [ 1 ] ** [0.40%]
Prewar Collector [ 2 ] ** [0.80%]
Advanced Collector [ 5 ] ** [1.99%]
AU/GU Collector [ 23 ] ** [9.16%]
HOF Collector [ 7 ] ** [2.79%]
Old School Collector [ 6 ] ** [2.39%]
Dabbler [ 15 ] ** [5.98%]
Flipper [ 8 ] ** [3.19%]
Weekend Warrior [ 4 ] ** [1.59%]
"Specialist" [ 2 ] ** [0.80%]
Flavor of the Week [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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post Apr 1 2012, 12:34 PM
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QUOTE(sportscollectoroz @ Apr 28 2007, 10:11 AM)
I chose player collector (David Carr). Haven't reached 70% yet but I hope to get most of his cards in the next years.
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Interesting how things have changed since 2007. Given my new focus (graded rookie cards of Hall of Famers, Hall of Fame caliber superstars, and promising rising stars), my collection would probably be best classified as a hybrid of the following.
QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Mar 23 2006, 11:15 AM)
Prospector (Player Collector sub-category) – keyword is “rookie”; primarily collects and hoards rookie cards of a player(s) yet to play; buys low and in bulk hoping the player pans out to score high with the rookie cards they have collected; some may sell when the player becomes hot or they may keep the cards to just to brag “Oh yeah, I got a hundred of them”

HOF Collector (Vintage Collector and Vintage/AU-GU hybrid) – keyword is “HOF”; collects all types of cards of HOFers whether it be GU or AU or base; many start their collection working backwards by decade starting from the most recent inductees since their cards are more easily obtainable

"Specialist" (Type-collector/player collector hybrid) - this collector's quirk on collecting is narrowed down to focusing on one small aspect, such as 3-color patches only, on-card autographs only, one specific serial # for any card they collect, only cards that capture the batter in a swing, cards that only show dunks, cards of one player from only one card company, etc.
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I used to be a player collector. Was only interested in Brady Quinn. I actually had quite a few cards.

However, I quit collecting over a year ago, so now I'm clearing out all except a few autos and one or two patches.


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