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 Locomotive/Material. 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 and for those reasons my post are designed to teach new collectors about the hobby or the veteran collector about the All-Time Greats!
Victor Roman Sr.