Players I collect

I really don't buy packs like I used to anymore, and I am seriously thinking about getting rid of my 60+ team binders, but I do have a binder or 3 going of some of my favorite players, I mainly am trying to collect Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays or Detroit Tiger players, Season/World Series Highlight cards, and guys in my favorite player collection. As for my player collection, I have them listed below, and I would love to get an autographed card, relic, and maybe refractor of each player if possible. I will notate them in the list. With that said, here is a list of players that I collect in no particular order and why I collect them.

A=Have autographed card
R=Have relic card
REF=Have refractor card

Guys I am distantly related to
Brody Koerner A

Players with the last name "DeJong" (my last name)
Chase DeJong A R REF
Jordan DeJong A
Paul DeJong A

Former Rays
Rolando Arrojo
Matt Diaz REF
Eddie Gaillard
Joey Gathright A
Elliot Johnson A
Brooks Kieschnick A
Quinton McCracken A REF
Justin Ruggiano A
Tony Saunders A
Doug Waechter A
Ben Zobrist A R

Former Lakeland Tigers
Richard Almanzar A
Tarrik Brock A
Phil Clark A
Leo Daigle
Eric Dinyar
Jason Frasor A
Anton French A
Alejandro Friere
Charlie Furbush
Kelly Hunt A
Brandon Inge A R
Rusty Meacham
Scott Moore
Santiago Perez A
Willis Roberts
Victor Santos
Jordan Tata A REF
Bubba Trammell (also shares a birthday with my son) A R
Daryle Ward A R REF
Greg Whiteman A

DeLand, Florida natives
Chipper Jones R REF
Luke Scott A R
Luke Weaver

Grand Rapids, Michigan Natives
Mark Dewey

Type 1 Diabetics
Buddy Carlyle
Sam Fuld A R
Joe Jiannetti A REF
Jason Johnson
Mark Lowe
Brandon Morrow A
David Pember A
Dan Reichert A REF
Eddie Williams

Former Auburn Tigers
Gabe Gross A R
Stacy Jones
Terry Leach A
Cole Nelson A
Steven Register
Dominic Rich A
Scott Sullivan A
Stu Tate
Clete Thomas A

Former Southeaster University Fire
Dee Gordon REF

Former Stetson University Hatters
Brian Bocock A R
Jacob deGrom R
Chris Johnson A
Corey Kluber R
Wade Rowdon
George Tsamis

Lakeland, Florida residents (my hometown)
Rafael Bournigal A
Carson Fulmer
Sheldon Fulse A
Brian Johnson (Red Sox pitcher) A R
Andy McGaffigan A
Lance Niekro
Chris Sale R
Jameson Taillon REF

Former University of Mobile Rams
Kyle McPherson
Saul Rivera
JC Romero A R

Former classmates of mine
Sheldon Fulse A
Steve Pearce A R

Players with the last name of "Nix" (my wife's former last name)
Jacob Nix
James Nix
Jayson Nix A R
Laynce Nix A R

'90's, 00's, and 10's Power hitters
Brady Anderson A R REF
George Arias A
Billy Ashley
Russell Branyan A R
Tyler Colvin A R
Jack Cust A R
Rob Ducey (nice guy who I met a few times) A
Karim Garcia A REF
Ryan Garko
Derrick Gibson ('90's Rockies Outfielder) A REF
Todd Greene A REF
Kevin Kouzmanoff  A R
Luis Montanez (prospect I met in minors)
David Ortiz A R
Adam Piatt A R REF
Jerry Sands
Richie Sexson (guy could've hit 50 HRs a year) A REF R
Mike Simms A
Dave Staton

'90's, 00's, 10's pitchers
David Aardsma A
John Axford  R
Bucky Buckles
Brad Clontz A
Darren Dreifort (thought he would be an excellent closer)
Scott Elarton (thought he would win 20 games a year) A
Dustin Hermanson A
Orel Hershiser A R
John Hudek (great closer)
Jason Jacome (nice guy I met a few times) A
Corey Lee A
Pat Neshek A
Dick Pole
JJ Putz
Todd Revenig
Nate Robertson (nice guy I met a few times)
Max Scherzer A REF R
Steve Sharts
Greg Smith (Diamondbacks/A's pitcher)
Chuck Tiffany (pitched perfect game/no-hitter in consecutive starts)
Rick Vanden Hurk  A
Pat Venditte A
William Van Landingham A
Bob Wolcott A

Players with the first name "Kyler" (my son's first name)
Kyler Burke

A few other random guys
Chris Arnold (same name as a great baker)
Darren Burton (Royals prospect who I met at a bar)
Yordy Cabrera (son of longtime Tigers minor league coach Basilio Cabrera) A
Pedro Ciriaco (brother of former Lakeland Tiger Audy Ciriaco)
Lou Collier (thought he would steal 50+bases every year) A
Ivan DeJesus, Jr. (Slick fielder who I saw play a few times)
Dave Dravecky (inspiring cancer survivor) A
Yan Gomes (minor leaguer I saw play a few times)
Reid Gorecki (prospect I saw play many times in minors) A
Tyler Greene (prospect I saw play many times in minors)
Mark Grudzielanek (first player I owned a full game-used jersey of) A R REL
Jarrett Hoffpauir (had series winning hit in 2005 Florida State League championship game) A
Brad Holman (met him at minor league game, AUM graduate)
Chin-Lung Hu (amazing defensive shortstop) A R
Joe Mather (great minors hitter) A
Doug Million (Grew up in FL, had asthma, died young from it RIP) A
Scott Pose (always thought he would steal 70 bases in Majors)
Eric Thames (nice sideburns on some of his cards) A
Jose Yepez  (got his game-used bat in minors)
*Any card with the name "Karen" on it (my wife's name). Billy Hatcher has a few, Roger McDowell has one, and Stephen Vogt's 2015 Topps Update All-Star card does.

Non-Baseball Players
Chris Davis-Football (Auburn graduate who won the 2013 Iron Bowl)
Cam Newton-Football (Auburn graduate who won 2010 National Championship)

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