Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Ranking Among the Collective

Matt over at Cards Over Coffee just posted his rankings on the Trading Card Database for several of his player collections.  That made me curious, as I've been trading like mad over there - just completed 60 trades this week - and I haven't entered all my player collections or their wants on the site yet.

Found out I can probably crack the top 10 on a few guys...

The first one is the only one that I track exclusively on the Database site. I originally intended to start with just basic base cards to show all the different teams he played for, but when I found a big lot of gamers and jerseys, I decided to go for the gusto and supercollect Edwin Jackson.  (In his case, it's true, but when I show gamers and autos for my other PCs, it doesn't represent a lot of what I actually have. For most of my PCs, I have a few, but not usually a major percentage.)

I'm leading the pack by more than double!

My next newest guy is all "new stuff", and I'm #1 with him, too!

He doesn't have that many cards total, so if you get a few parallels, it's easy to jump up the ranks.

The last guy who I've already entered is an even more severe case of the same thing.

He's got less than 10 cards total, and all of them are minor league.  I'm only missing two. 😄

I looked up some of my largest PCs to see if I can crack the top 10.  It's almost definite on several of them.  I figured the number of collectors of these guys would be a lot higher.  I guess it's just that only so many of them have catalogued their collections on the site.

The biggest one I have is probably Jim Palmer.

He's under 200 by #6, so I'm almost assured of blowing that away.  

With Carlton Fisk, I'm not so sure.  I might have a couple hundred, but is it enough to stay in the top rankings?

Ya gotta break 300 to get past #13.  I dont' know...

I scanned through the first two pages of the players currently listed as in my Collection to see any other of my actual PC guys were there. 

I found George Foster on the second page.  I have only traded for a couple of his, so that's all I have in there so far.

Under 100 by 7th place.  I'm in for sure.

My Mussina collection isn't going to hit the top ranks, I can guarantee that.  It's because I restrict mine to only his Oriole cards.  He's got way more Yankee cardboard.  And as popular as the Yankees are in general....you know there are gonna be some hoards.  3500 is unbelievable.

Not sure I'm even hitting top 20 on that one. 

I've got all the basics and a few unusual Tiants, but as far as volume, it could be hit or miss.

Though to beat 76 at the third place spot shouldn't be that tough.

Finally, my oldest PC - Charlie Keller.  It's tough because after his '50s Bowmans, etc. it gets pricey to find some of the more diverse cards, especially when he's paired with other players like that DiMaggio guy.

But 21 is easy to make Top 10.  So I'll be in the middle somewhere. 

Maybe on the long Memorial Day weekend, I'll get some PC data entry done.  I've still got a long way to go on my extra stuff.


  1. If I was ever gonna PC Mussina... and I had to choose between Orioles and Yankees cards... I'd pick Orioles too.

  2. 60 trades in a week?! That's a lot of puling and shipping, but you're going to have fun mail days!

    1. Oh no, I meant I finished my 60th trade in the last couple months this week. I'd still send out several envelopes or packages a day....

  3. It's really cool being #1 or near the top for any player whether or not they're highly sought after by others.

    By the way, I just sent you a friend request there (FreehanSolo)

  4. Pookie was a replacement player. Kind of wish they made cards for them. It would at least give you something else to collect of him.

  5. Night Owl is an Edwin Jackson supercollector!