All-Time Greats Best Post of 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Well recently I’ve just completed my first full year of blog post. Established in December of 2016 I must say I’ve had an absolute blast putting articles together. For 2017 I published a total of 33 post, that’s an average of 2.75 post per month. What I’ve enjoyed most, (besides the researching, learning and writing about what I’m absolutely passionate about), was how it has evolved. There was a dramatic difference between my first and last post of 2017.

There was such a dramatic difference I had to do a little tweaking to some of my earlier articles. Why? For example a post about Babe Ruth that only has 450 words does not do it justice. Also, half way through the year I decided to change the theme of the website design. I felt the original theme I chose was not working and a bit dated. I also decided to monetize All-Time Greats by becoming an eBay affiliate, I can add links to post that will take you to the actual sports cards being sold on eBay. For 2018 I’m looking to improve in total number of subscribers, I’m currently at 290 and would love to double that number by end of year. You can subscribe by going to the top left corner of the website, there you will see three horizontal bars with the word “Menu.” At the bottom of that drop down menu is a link that will allow you to follow All-Time Greats via email. If interested please subscribe! You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

The administrative tools for the website allows me to see which post have had the most views. So without further a do, I give you the most viewed post of 2017.

1. Ken “The Kid” Griffey Jr

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Seven years after his retirement Junior still got it. He’s still beloved by fans. And was All-Time Greats most read post in 2017.

2. Mike “The Monster” Piazza

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Piazza holds the record for most home runs by a catcher with 427 and his 1992 Bowman rookie card is one of my favorite cards in my collection due to card design and nostalgia factor. An iconic card of an iconic baseball player.

3. George, “The Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The Babe” Ruth

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I’ve tweaked a lot on this one. I didn’t delete anything from original post but I did add more content especially on section that pertains to his rookie cards. On a side note can you believe Ruth is only a two-time All-Star?! Reason for that is the first All-Star game was held in Chicago’s Comiskey Park in 1933 which was a couple of years prior to his retirement.

4. Ty “The Georgia Peach” Cobb

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Slight updates on this one too. More on the formatting side of things and I also included more detailed content about the actual T206 cards. This was the fourth most viewed post.

5. George “Papa Bear” Halas

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I really enjoyed learning about this guy. He’s an old school tough guy and is one of the original pillars that helped mold the NFL to what it is today.

6. National Baseball Card Day 2017 – My Experience

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This was a fun day. It was the day that I was no longer a sportscard collector orphan, meaning a collector that does not have an LCS (Local Card Shop). It was the day I found More Fun Sportscards in Dyer, Indiana. I had a lot of fun putting this one together and it’s number 6 on ATG’s Best of 2017.

7. Five Ways to be a Wise Collector


This was my favorite article of the year. Not a lot of research in this one, just me speaking from the heart based on my collecting experiences. Rubber meets the road here as I attempt to keep it real.

8. Michael Jordan Rookie Cards

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This was the hardest one to put together. Not because of a lack of effort or desire but because I’m a huge Jordan fan and wanted to do this one justice. I wanted this one to be just right, it could have easily been a really long post but I tried to keep it compact, yet impactful.

9. Brett “The Gunslinger” Favre

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The “Ironman” of the NFL. Week after week this guy got it done and once he finally retired he became one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. I was surprised to learn how many rookie cards he actually has.

10. The Steroid Era: Seeing the Bigger Picture

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Debates about who should be inducted into the Hall of Fame – love them. The ongoing debate still stands, should players that were accused of taking performance enhancing drugs be allowed into Baseball’s Hall of Fame? Find out my thoughts in this post.

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Happy Collecting, Collectors!

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Victor Roman Sr

I've been collecting for over thirty years. My goal is to inform and inspire collectors of cardboard. I believe there is nothing that holds its value better than rookie cards of Hall of Famers, nor is there anything more rewarding than learning the history of the All-Time Greats. I summarize it this way- LEARN. COLLECT. ENJOY.