i recently introduced my mini collection focusing on my favorite cards from each year that i've been a collector. the basic gist is that i wanted to create a space for the cards that i most appreciated having in my collection in the year that they were released. these were cards that i acquired in the year that they were issued, and that i considered to be my favorites at the time. i have disallowed (most) cards that are already in other mini collections in order to avoid having a mini collection consisting of more steve garvey, double plays, and dodger stadium cards.
my collecting was at a peak of sorts in 2001 after considering leaving the hobby in 1999 and before i would consider the same in 2003. the advent of game used cards piqued my interest, and i was also intrigued by a number of sets like greats of the game, ud decade 1970's, and vintage issues from topps (heritage), fleer (tradition), and upper deck (vintage).
favorite non-dodger card: topps antonio alfonseca
favorite dodger card: upper deck vintage steve garvey timeless teams bat relic
up next, 1997. stay tuned!