For the last year of so, I have been casually beginning a collection of Baseball, Hockey &, more recently, Football Hall of Fame Game Used cards.
I'm not a basketball fan at all, so collecting HOF GU from that sport has never interested me. As for baseball, a HOF collection is right up my alley, since I couldn't name 1/4 of the players in the All-Star game. I'm definitely "old school".
Since joining TCC in February, I've gotten a little more agressive, thanks to trades & Group breaks. I also enjoy ebay "low-balling".
I'm relatively early in my collecting, so I've (for the most part) concentrated on lower-end cards. When it come to "Game Used", I'm not picky. Jerseys, bats, sticks, boards, shoes, jockstraps...all qualify. The goal is one per player, although on occasion, I may get more than one, particularly if I like the look of it (or if they are a great deal!)
I've posted some of my additions under the "Mail day" forum, but after looking around the site, as well as seeing some of the questions & comments, I've decided to show the collection in this thread.
There is a running total in my signature.
As always, comments, questions & smart-aleck remarks are always welcome!
I'll start out with a couple of new additions:
From the most recent Hockey Hall of Fame class ( a 99 cent ebay pick up):
Luc Robitaille (unnumbered)
For Football, also from ebay at about 5 bucks! :
Roger Staubach # 90/100
Raymond Berry # 93/99 (ebay)
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (with a Torry Holt Jersey on the back side) #115/199 (ebay)