The Collector Collects...

My card collecting preferences vary slightly from year to year, but my top priorities rarely change. Fellow bloggers and Trading Card Database users have helped boost my team collections, sending stacks of Red Sox, Packers, and Devils my way. It's easy to associate a certain collector with a certain team and set aside various cards for them. I always appreciate specific card trades, blind swaps, and care packages that include these teams.

However this page will be focused on other teams and players I collect, with the goal of expanding these PCs. I've listed them in order of priority, starting with Permanent PC Players:

Tier "1A" - legendary players I've always collected (but not as much as I should):

Cards of any Connecticut-based team, especially Hartford Whalers and New Haven or West Haven minor-league teams:

Players from my hometown:

Tier 2 - Current stars I'm hoarding through dime boxes and trades:

 Hall of Famers I've always enjoyed collecting:

Players from my favorite teams (I've got plenty of their cards, but I'll never turn down more):

Tier 3 - Players I'd prioritize if I had more money/space:

Montreal Canadiens of the 1970's, particularly Hall of Famers:

Tier 4 - I'd love to own more of their cards but I'm not going to compete with the super fans:

Players my wife/father-in-law used to collect (I'll still pick up their cards when I can):

And just for the heck of it, here are some guys that I might be tempted to PC in the near future:

If you have any cards of these players (or teams) that you're willing to trade, please leave a comment here or PM me at the Trading Card Database (hockeydude). Or you can e-mail me (sutherlandct @ gmail)

Thanks for reading!




  1. Don't want to throw my email address all over the interwebz, but I have a handful of cards for your set needs. Can you look at my page ( and see if you're any of the places under the "Where to Find Me" on the right side so we can connect and I can get your address?


    1. Thanks for reaching out! I'm only on COMC and eBay, but if you want to drop me an e-mail my address is on this post (that way you want have to post yours in public)

    2. I totally missed that. Oops.

  2. I think I may have a couple Red Sox cards that would interest you. Won them in a case break at my local card shop yesterday, just have to go pick them up/have them shipped. 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Dual Patch/Auto Booklet Card (Dustin Pedroia/Chris Sale) #d 1/10 and 2018 Allen & Ginter Rafael Devers Game Used Jersey Card. E-mail me if you're interested!

  3. Forgot to add my email,