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Old 12-27-2017, 06:51 PM
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Default Debuting my modern collection, or "shiny blue things"

When I got back into cards a few years ago, I was able to focus my prewar collecting goals fairly quickly (set collecting). I was also intrigued by modern cards, but found it much more difficult to figure out what to collect. I don't have a particular team or player, and set collecting is a lot more daunting and boring all at the same time due to the sheer number of modern releases and the relative ease of putting a set together. I accumulated a hodgepodge of "hits" from groupbreaking, trading, and opening a little wax, but I had no direction and the volume of cards was getting overwhelming, especially the piles of worthless base accumulating all around.

About six months ago, I decided to sell virtually every modern card I had, and start a new, narrowly-focused modern collection. I thought about what types of modern cards I really liked, and kept coming back to blue refractors. So, I decided I would only collect Topps Chrome & Bowman Chrome blue refractors of star players' prospect and rookie cards. Since I made that decision, I've had a lot more fun with my modern collecting, and have reduced my stress level since I'm dealing with less than 1% of the volume of cards that I had before.

So, here's the first six months of my blue refractor project!

Recovering Relapsed set collector.

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Old 12-28-2017, 08:10 AM
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I am not a big modern guy, but I admit that I love the blue refractors.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:44 PM
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Those are some nice looking cards and I love the theme!
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:50 PM
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I too like the theme and the layout.

I didn't realize:

trea turner was a padre,
josh Donaldson was a catcher,
corey kluber was a padre,
Anthony Rizzo was a red sock,
or Gary Sanchez doesn't use cursive
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:40 PM
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Interesting theme and that group looks very cool in that layout.
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