January 19, 2009
Mickey Mantle Story Cards
Last year, actually 2 years ago, I started that debacle and well, never finished like most things I start to collect. It's hard to keep up with trying to get 25 different things together. Between the Mickey Mantle Story, Mickey Mantle Story Chrome (complete), and Mickey Mantle Homerun History (see want list).
I just found some Mickey Mantle Story cards from 2008, and now have to locate 2007 and see what I am still missing. The funny thing is, I really don't care for the Mick all that much yet keep trying to collect these silly inserts. I think that part of me just likes these cards because they look vintage, and I like vintage.
I may or may not pursue finishing these sets. I really just want to concentrate on Pujols and making sure by year end I have more Jeter cards than A-Rod (that's my other mission). So I'm not sure if this is worth wasting time and effort on, much less money. I like the Chrome set, and it looks nice in my binder, but the Heritage set is missing a bunch of spots and looks kind of silly.
P.S. I opened 3 more packs last night, I'll do show and tell later.