A few weeks ago, a comment left here by Gavin of Baseball Card Breakdown kind of opened my eyes a bit. I had mentioned that I don't player collect any longer because trying to get every card of a particular player is maddening (not to mention an effort in futility), but that I do try to pick up as many Xander Bogaerts cards as I can get my hands on within my budget. Well, as Gavin so elegantly put it "I hate to break it to you, but you ARE collecting Xander Bogaerts!".
You know what, Gavin is 100% correct. Nobody that collects a player ever ends up with every single card ever produced, especially not in this age of 1/1s, printing plates, etc. So yeah, I collect Xander Bogaerts now. And I plan to share a few of my Bogaerts cards here from time to time.
So there's a nice little run of Bogaerts rookies for my collection. I'll never complete a rainbow when it comes to this card, as I already watched the 1/1 Superfractor sell for an astounding $478 on eBay a few weeks ago! I'm happy to have these six though, and hope to add a couple more down the line.
Thanks for reading as always!
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