Saturday, January 27, 2018

1,000 is so far off

While I always thought I'd get to 1,000 unique Tino Martinez cards, now I'm not so sure.

According to Trading Card Database, there are 2,246 Tino cards out there. I'm not sure how accurate that is or not, but 1,000 out of the 2,246 seem daunting.

My collection growth has really slowed because it's just not easy to find them anymore. I do regular eBay searches for new ones, but many left for me are very high end or rare. Otherwise, it's dupe after dupe.

So when one shows up for a buck with free shipping, I pounce. It's especially satisfying when it's a semi-rare numbered card. In this instance, a 2002 Fleer Platinum Parallel #'d to 202. This marks Tino #832 for me.
It's an unremarkable card from an unremarkable set, but it's another inch closer to 1,000. Maybe I'll get there one day.


  1. Beckett lists 2267 different and they are always missing cards. You'll get there c

  2. I know what you mean. I collect Herschel Walker cards; and have 635 different out of 895 possible, according to TCDB. It's mostly high end autos that are available to me now. Check out, if you get a chance. Good luck with your Tino collection.

  3. Did you try TCDB? It takes time to get started, but it's been really helpful to me in the handful of months I've been there.

    1. I've thought about it, but haven't taken the plunge yet.

    2. I can say that I'm happy I did, and also that I wish I hadn't donated the tens of thousands of cards that I did. I could have used them as trade bait instead. So many heritage, flagship, etc cards.

  4. I have a Tino that you don't have listed /25 that I got with combined shipping when buying a high end Cutch I needed. I will ship it to you Wednesday.

    I never thought I would get 1,000 cards of a single player and have now doubled that number. You'll get there.