How modern do you go?

How modern do you go?

Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

December 26th, 2007, 3:34 am #1

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

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Joined: July 1st, 2005, 2:59 am

December 26th, 2007, 3:49 am #2

That's a good question. Most of the memorabilia I collect is pre 1930's with a few exceptions. My Kansas collection primarily stops at the 1960's but I do look for minor league jerseys up to 1990. My Orioles collection stops around their last World Championship.

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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

December 26th, 2007, 3:55 am #3

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

One thing I'd like to get my hands on is a home and away jersey from every season 2001-2007...just have not seen a single one. They have a jersey auction night every year, but those are special jerseys used only in that single game and they are very lacking in the quality dept. Not to mention people pay outrageously for them in the auction $300+ up to $2,000 for some of the best players. This past season the money all went to the Heart foundation which is good and all, but the jersey's looked horrible with the Heart Association insignia, but no Saltdogs patch anywhere to be found. Just very generic.
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Joined: July 1st, 2005, 2:59 am

December 26th, 2007, 4:01 am #4

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

Dan, they sell the jereys here also. I can't bring myself to buy the new ones. I did seriously think about buying an Alex Gordon bat though.

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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

December 26th, 2007, 4:08 am #5

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

I probably would have liked that bat too, but it's hard for me to want to spend money on a bat from a guy who is good friends with my nephew and grew up just down the street from where I live. Doesn't seem right.
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Joined: July 1st, 2005, 2:59 am

December 26th, 2007, 4:57 am #6

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

Dan I know what you mean. It's tough to collect memorabilia of people your older than. I sure hope Alex does great though, the Royals sure need him.
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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

December 26th, 2007, 5:06 am #7

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

IIRC I think it was Ken Griffey Jr or Gregg Jefferies who were the first Major Leaguers who were younger than me...just seemed odd from that point on to collect modern cards. Now there are very few major leaguers left who are older than me.

Nebraska just hired a head football coach who is younger than me by about 7 months...that doesn't seem right either.
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Joined: July 16th, 2004, 7:07 pm

December 26th, 2007, 1:01 pm #8

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

The only modern pieces I have collected are recent autographs of retired players. I have a few modern items in the basement, but I don't display with the vintage stuff. I don't dislike it, I just don't have the room to do both.
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Joined: September 16th, 2003, 1:19 am

December 26th, 2007, 3:59 pm #9

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

1969 is my cut-off. That was about the time that grass was replaced by artificial turf, unique old time stadiums were replaced by concrete cookie-cutter monstrocities, flannel jerseys were replaced by synthetic polyester blends, and endless expansion took hold (along with the introduction of pre-World Series play-offs). All symbolized the end of the "vintage" era in baseball.
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Joined: October 25th, 2007, 2:36 pm

December 26th, 2007, 4:11 pm #10

Most of us are primarily vintage collectors, but are there any of us out there that continue collecting the newer stuff? I resisted for a while buying stuff for the local American Association team (formerly Northern League), until I realized that finding a simple bobblehead from 2002 and team card set from 2004 was turning out to be impossible...I figure if it's impossible now in 20 years from now I'll wish I had grabbed all this stuff from the ballpark, garage sales, flea markets, et cetera...so I've started a mini collection of Saltdogs memorabilia. I finally did find that bobblehead and the team set and I have the complete run of those items, but I am now working on the team photo posters that have been put out every year from 2001-2007 and once again finding that task to be very difficult.

I try to keep a mix of old and new. The more I collect the more vintage my collection becomes though. Most all of my autographs are modern era players. I'm only 21 years old so I grew up watching players like Ripken, Griffey, and Thomas and when I began collecting everything was '90s but when I got my first vintage piece, a Bob Feller photo signed to my father in '74 that he found in the attic, I was hooked.
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