August 26, 2016

The best player collection EVAH!

When I started this blog in 2007 (holy $%!* that’s a long time ago), my life was very different. I lived in South Jersey, played poker 3-4 times a week, interviewed athletes and wrote about sports nearly every day.

Nine years later, life is drastically different. I’m married a man who also collects baseball cards, which seemed impossible.

And now I’m a mom.

Many new parents post photos of their children on Facebook or Instagram, or they send out birth announcements. But a simple photo was not enough for us, not a family with a cardboard problem.



We made baseball cards to announce the birth of our son. We plan to make this a yearly tradition for all of his birthdays and potentially major milestones. I already have a special binder to place his cards, creating the most amazing player collection I will ever own.

Since mommy and daddy don’t root for the same team, we made two different cards: Yankees and Rangers. As long as it’s not the Red Sox or the Mets, I would be OK with any other choice. But, I can tell he’s already a smart kid and I believe he will be rooting for the team in the Bronx.

These cards were very easy to make. I didn’t get special treatment just because I work at Topps. Topps offers custom cards on its website with a number of different designs (check it out here). We chose the 2016 design because – naturally – he was born in 2016.

In 2014, we also created one for our wedding and used the 1968 design.



Best collection ever!

20 comments:

  1. I did the same thing!!! Congratulations!!

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  2. Congratulations! That will surely be a priceless collection in that binder. I hope it gets really big with lots of milestones!

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    1. Thanks. I may start making up stuff just to make more cards.

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  3. Yeah, but how many parallels? Are there retail exclusives? Printing plates?

    I WANT TO KNOW!!!!!! :)

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    1. There's the Yankees and the Rangers version. Exclusive to my house. :)

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  4. Congratulations to you and your husband.

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  5. Great photo idea for your child. If only somebody else in my family collected cards.

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    1. I made cards for my nieces and nephew. They are not card collectors at all, but they loved having their own card.

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  6. The cards look awesome! Congrats again. Is it too late to rename him Gary Sanchez Good?

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    1. Ha ha ... I think some people in my family might have some questions.

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  7. That's awesome, and I'm sure the "complete" album will be a true family treasure.

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    1. That's something I am certainly looking forward to. Thanks.

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    1. I considered it but decided to go without it. You can add that too. ha

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  9. That is the coolest thing! And your wedding card was equally awesome, the '68 design might be my all-time fave. I don't think I've ever met a card collecting couple; my wife used to collect hockey cards (even more than I did) but when we got married & had kids she...prioritized. ::eyeroll::

    Congrats to you on your little bambino! ;-)

    The Collector

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  10. That is a great idea! Although I'm a little late to the party, congrats on the birth of your son!

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