Hello friend! I’m Victor Roman Sr. Like you I’m a collector of cardboard. My collection consists primarily of rookie cards of Hall of Famers. I love to learn about the history of these All-Time Greats and this inspires me to collect that player. But I have noticed a problem, maybe you have too. Some Hall of Famers only have one rookie card while others have 50 or more! I found myself confused and frustrated as to which ones were prospect cards, official rookie cards, or insert cards.
So many brands, so many parallels, that’s when I decided to put my love of collecting rookie cards onto this site. I hope that it would inspire you to learn about the legacy of each Hall of Famer but also provide you with a detailed checklist along with some commentary of each official rookie card and their parallels, this way you will be inspired and well equipped to make your purchases.
I remember growing up as a kid anticipating the arrival of my dad coming home from work especially when I wasn’t in trouble. Friday’s were 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 the front and back, sorted them by a team, by card number, even by the 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 sportscard collecting.