There are many Dodgers collectors. There are also many Yankee, Red Sox and Phillies collectors. Most of the big market, older franchises have lots of fans that collect cards. The Angels on the other hand don't have many people that collect cards of men in red. The Angels are celebrating there 50th anniversary this season. I knew that they had been around for awhile but, just seeing the number 50 makes me a little surprised.
By being around that long in a big market, which Orange County as a whole is, you would think that they would have more Angels team collectors. So, cards of Angel players usually sit around in a binder or box in my bedroom waiting to find a home that would appreciate them. Luckily, I trade with Tom of the blog, Angels in Order.
He is the only guy I know that collects Angels cards. I live in northern LA County. My home is pretty far from the OC so, I don't know many Angels fans. I don't cross paths with them. Tom is my guy when it comes to swapping Angels for Dodgers.
What happened to the Bowman Heritage sets? They came out when I was on a collecting hiatus. They looked to be cool looking cards. Did they flop when they were released?
What was the collecting world's reaction when this set came out? I know the buzz that certain sets have gotten this past year. Just wondering what the anticipation was like for some of the better sets of recent memory.
Tom you are my Angels guy! There is nobody out there that will be competing with you for my Angels cards. We will trade again real soon! Thanks.