When I really started getting into cards as a young kid in the mid 80s I started 2 individual player collections. You have seen lots of pieces and posts about one, Willie McCovey. The other big player collection I started was none other than Rickey Henderson, by his own admission, "the greatest of all time." I recall wandering around card shows looking for any new cards to fit into my player collections and at the time Rickey cards were much more plentiful that those of McCovey.
My Rickey collection actually stands at 1481 cards right now, much more than my McCovey collection that currently numbers 1161 cards. Over the past few years I haven't placed much attention on my Rickey collection for a few reasons: 1) there are a lot of Rickey collectors and the rarer cards get quite expensive, 2) until the last couple years Rickey wasn't featured on too many new cards and 3) I don't have an unlimited budget and more of my $$$ has been going towards Giants.
One of my goals in 2013 was to make some progress on some of my non-Giants player collections. I have shared some of my successes in my Vida Blue collection so I thought it was time to pick up a few new Rickeys.
So there you have it, my 5 most recent Rickey pick ups. I am adding a want list for Rickey to the blog in case you happen to have any of his cards for trade. I have left out all the cards I need from 2002 - 2006 as there are just too many to list for now (he has almost 3000 cards during that time frame). I don't plan on going crazy with the Rickey's this year but I want to set a goal. Let's shoot for 50 new Rickey cards in 2013. With 5 in the first month, I am slightly ahead of pace.
2013 Rickey Henderson Collecting Goal - 50 new cards
Cards added in this post - 5
Remaining cards to reach goal - 45