During The Great Reorganization, I decided to thin down my player collections. As my overall collection grows, I don’t have the space to keep all my current players. As they get the boot, these newly homeless guys will be offered here for trade. I’m still sorting the boys out so it will probably be this summer before the posting begins.
So why??? Why in the midst of down-sizing, do I find yet another mini-collection suddenly so desirable? It’s not even baseball! I do blame my smartphone which would likely blame the Google browser. It was an ad for hockey. HOCKEY! I do not watch hockey and couldn’t name a current star player, even if it would save my life. More specifically, it was a particular team – the Chicago Blackhawks. To be exact – it isn’t the team but their JERSEYS featuring a colorful Indian logo.
I don’t intend to follow this team any more than I do the Redwings or Stars. I will own some clothing before long however! So perhaps that is a type of support for the Hawks. I’ve already done more research on the Hawks than any team outside of baseball. Crap, more support.
While going through boxes at a local card show this weekend, I stumbled upon hockey cards. Of course, what did I find?? These gorgeous shots of my new favorite Indian:
Six cards total at a nickel each and I am now a collector of the Chicago Blackhawks – nice jersey shots only. Player does not matter.
Looking through hockey cards was eye-opening from a collector’s perspective. Being a strong fan of baseball’s Catcher position, I was naturally drawn to the Goalie cards. But more than this, the colorful team uniforms stand out boldly against the white ice. I did see a lot of cool logos like the Senators for example, but I stand firm in my decision to collect ONLY Blackhawk cards featuring the Indian. That’s all! No other teams, no other sports. Surely it isn’t cheating to look at a hockey jersey. After all, baseball is the sport love of my life!
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I don’t collect the Senators. I don’t.