One of the things I decided to do was expand my multi-sport collection, but I didn't really hit it too much in this buying wave. I spent most of my money on non-sports this time, but I did get some multi-sport, including some Pre-War..but I think the card I might be most happy to have is this one, a mini from 2017 Goodwin Champions:
Now, the card I actually went looking for:
Can't Have Too Many Cards) I commented that I needed to get a card of her into my collection, so off to COMC I went, and I chose this one. Although she's not dating that guy anymore, she apparently actually is friends with him now. (They still give updates on Nets broadcasts). All I can say is...I wish it had been me!
Ab Jenkins is actually a pretty important person in the world of auto racing, but is mostly forgotten now, unfortunately. He lived from 1883-1956, and 15 of his land speed records still stand today (!) He is pretty much solely responsible for the importance of the Bonneville Salt Flats, and his active racing career spanned from 1925-1956. He also was mayor of Salt Lake City from 1940-44! He's one of the few racers who rose to major importance without ever attempting one of the major races- Indy 500, Daytona 500- the latter of which began three years after his death- and he has very few cards. The Trading Card Database shows only three cards of him, with this being the earliest. It is the first in my collection. It is also the first of this set to appear in my collection. Completing it seems unlikely, as it has the second card of Jesse Owens, but I might be able to get the other 49 some day. 48 to go, hah! The 1930s were the golden age of land speed record setting, and this set actually covers them better than any other.
Although NASCAR is my favorite form of motorsports, and the vast majority of my racing cards are NASCAR, I AM a fan of other forms of racing. (In fact, my favorite race of each year is actually the 24 Hours of Daytona, which is not considered a NASCAR race, although technically it is). I started watching the Indy 500 regularly a few years ago. I think the first I saw from flag-to-flag was when Dan Wheldon won in 2011, but I know I saw portions of it live at least as far back as 1995, and maybe earlier that I don't remember. I have not missed it since 2011 and I try to watch every Indy race that doesn't conflict with NASCAR. Lately I've enjoyed them more but I have too much mentally invested in NASCAR to skip them for anything. Anyway, of course I collect Indy cards. They don't have a very good representation on cards, and have not gotten any in years now. Unfortunate. I'd collect them if they did. Indy did get card sets starting in 1983, and had them pretty regularly up to the late 1990s. The first company that started doing yearly sets was called A&S Racing, which produced sets from 1983-1987, and then came back in 1991 and 1992 branded as All-World, but it was the same company. I've completed the 1991 and 1992 sets, but I didn't have any of the 1980s cards, and I've been wanting to change that for a while, but I never think of it when I get money in COMC. This time I did, but they aren't always easy cards to locate. I was only able to get three of the 5 sets represented into my collection, and at that only one card from each set.
Thanks for reading this multi-part series, and thanks to my brother for this excellent Christmas present. I was able to hit every single topic I collect, get some cards/sets I always wanted, and get some cards and sets I would have wanted if I knew that they existed! And I got to make 5 posts out of it!
- About Me
- How to make your scans look like the cards in hand
- My Completed Sets
- My 1 of 1s
- 2015 Elton Brand Chart
- Card Sets Missing from my collection
- People Missing from my collection
- Sets In My Collection
- TRADELIST - NBA by set
- TRADELIST- NHL by Set
- TRADELIST- Other Sports
- A Pack to Be Named Later Contributions
- Complete List of People in my Card Collection