Hi my name is Victor Roman Sr! And thank you for checking out my website! I was born in 1970 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and at the age of three my family moved to Northwest, Indiana which is about 20 minutes south east of Chicago, Illinois. I remember growing up as a kid anticipating the arrival of my dad coming home from work especially when I wasn’t in trouble and on Fridays. That was payday and on those days most of the time my dad would bring me a candy bar! He knew my favorites: Rolos or Baby Ruth’s. One particular Friday in the summer of 1981 my dad didn’t bring me a candy bar, instead he brought home packs of baseball cards. Fleer and Donruss more specifically. I remember playing with those cards day and night. I read them front and back, sorted them by team, by card number, even by league. I also remember when I got a buck or two I would immediately go to a little convenience store directly across the street from our house. You would think a ten year old boy would go straight to the candy. No sir/ma’am, I went directly towards the Topps Baseball Cards. They were .30 a pack! They sold the older ones, 1979 or 1980 for .25 a pack! Moments like these sparked my love for sports card collecting.
My wife Antonia and I were married the year of Y2K and we have 5 children! I love the life we have made together, she is my best friend. We should’ve tied the knot in 1991 but for the first eight years or so I was a knuckle head “Papa was a rolling stone” as we like to say. I work for the Railroad and have held many positions, currently Supervisor of Locomotives. I didn’t collect cards between 2004-2014, raising five children there’s not much money left for such indulgences. In my twenties I considered myself a card dealer, back then I was doing many card shows and eBaying but I wasn’t very smart. I was selfish, unwise with money, full of bad habits and debt. I was lost, dissatisfied with life and by my early 30’s life wasn’t making much sense to me, that was, until I found Jesus Christ. On August 18, 2002 I received the free gift of salvation. I was born again and free from the bondage of my bad choices. That day was a game changer. Soon after I enrolled in school and have been serving in the ministry for many years now. Currently, I am Director of Men’s Ministry at my local church. 1 Corinthians 12:7 New Living Translation says, “A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church.” My spiritual gift happens to be that of teacher. I have been teaching at my local church for many years. For those reasons my post will teach new collectors about the hobby and/or teach collectors about the All Time Greats of the game!