Monday, July 17, 2017

When Did You First Learn the Word 'Collate'?

Don't everybody answer at once, now. 

I've traded with Steven from Collating Cards before, but this was the first time I'd dealt with him since he took an interest in Pacific Northwest teams, specifically the Mariners. I usually seem to be pretty flush with M's cards, and while I usually root for them when I see them on TV in passing, they're not my team. Basically, this was a good fit, but pretty much anything that gets cards out of my home is a net positive for me.

Unlike this year, I didn't really buy any Archives last year, so it was helpful to pick up some base cards for the 2016 team set.

Throwback jerseys are great. I didn't see many of these throwback quasi-variation cards back in 2015, so I was super pleased to get a couple of these (not pictured: former Cardinal Jhonny Peralta).

Steven is the first to up the Hamm Count in awhile. Sadly, the count is a measly 6. Why won't you send me your Hamms? Is he too handsome? It wouldn't take more than a couple of cards to crown a new Hamm King, you know.

I completely missed out on this swanky Baseball Royalty insert from a couple of years ago. I also got a card of Big Mac from the same set. These things are thick and were probably hobby exclusives, I'm guessing.

As far as memorabilia alternatives go, this is a pretty cool idea. It looks like Topps took an actual stamp from the year that's being commemorated and put it in the frame. Of course, if they used any stamps from the last several years they wouldn't even have prices on them, which is usually the best indicator of date.

Finally, here's another, let's say, memorabilia substitute? It's kind of like the Splenda of patch cards. Anyway, it's not bad looking and I do enjoy the fact that they put bonuses like these in blasters. We also get a very serious looking Yadi. Serious business.


Billy Kingsley said...

I've known the word so long I don't even know where I learned it!

CaptKirk42 said...

I'm sort of like Billy when it comes to the term "collate" not sure when I learned it. In High school? Maybe a little earlier? My first recollection of hearing it relating to trading cards was around mid or late 70s so more like Jr. High or late elementary school. 1978 seems to stick in my mind and the mail-order catalogs of Den's Colloctor's Den. So 7th or 8th grade.

Fuji said...

That stamp card is pretty neat. As for the question... probably in the late 80's/early 90's when I worked at the card shop. It's one of those "shop talk" words.