I don’t make a habit out of buying Red Sox cards, but it happens from time to time. I picked up this 2010 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes insert card of Jon Lester recently. It cost me 6 cents on eBay. I bought it because it’s an insert card. I don’t know if that means anything these days. Inserts used to be a big deal. Now, it seems like every other card is an insert. Just the same, I couldn’t resist.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.