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, Tampa Bay Rays, and Detroit Tiger players, Season/World Series Highlight cards, famous rookie cards (anyone from '85 Shawn Abners to '68 Nolan Ryans), game-used cards, refractor/shiny 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, and for every player with a link, it will take you to an updated page of what I have of that particular player. 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

Cards depicting my son Kyler's first MLB game
2017 Topps Update #US194 Derek Fisher Rookie Debut

Guys I am distantly related to
Brody Koerner A -He has a card in 2016 Panini Elite Extra Edition set. I only need the Aspirations Gold 1/1 of the base card to complete the rainbow.

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

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

Members of Dutch National Team
Wladimir Balentien A R
Bert Blyleven
Xander Bogaerts
Ivanon Coffie A
Yurendell DeCaster A
Robert Eenhoorn
Rikkert Fanyete A
Didi Gregorious
Greg Halman, RIP
Kenley Jansen REF
Andruw Jones REF
Jair Jurrjens
Eugene Kingsale
Calvin Maduro
Shairon Martis A R
Hensley Meulens A
Mark Pawelek
Jurrickson Profar
Jonathan Schoop R
Andrelton Simmons R
Randall Simon
Alexander Smit R
Rick Vanden Hurk A

Former Lakeland Tigers
Richard Almanzar A
Tarrik Brock A
Phil Clark A
Leo Daigle REF, A, Game-used Bat
Eric Dinyar A
Jason Frasor A R
Anton French A
Alejandro Friere A
Charlie Furbush
Kelly Hunt A Game-used Bat
Brandon Inge A R
Rusty Meacham A
Scott Moore A
Santiago Perez A
Willis Roberts A
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
Wade Rowdon A
Luke Scott A R
Luke Weaver R REF

Grand Rapids, Michigan Natives
Mark Dewey A

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

Former Auburn Tigers
Gabe Gross A R
Stacy Jones
Terry Leach A
Cole Nelson A
Gregg Olson (pitcher)
Steven Register A R
Dominic Rich
David Ross
Scott Sullivan A REF
Stu Tate A
Clete Thomas A

Former Southeaster University Fire
Dee Gordon REF R

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

Lakeland, Florida residents (my hometown)
Alec Asher
Rafael Bournigal A
Keon Broxton REF
Carson Fulmer A R
Drew Hutchison A REF
Brian Johnson (Red Sox pitcher) A R
Andy McGaffigan A
Lance Niekro
Chris Sale R REF
Jameson Taillon R

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

Former classmates of mine
Sheldon Fulse A REF
Steve Pearce A R

Players with the last name of "Nix" (my wife's former last name)
Jacob Nix A R
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 A
Russell Branyan A R
Tyler Colvin A R
Jack Cust A R
Rob Ducey (nice guy who I met at a Free Agent Showcase) A
Karim Garcia A REF
Ryan Garko Game-used Bat
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
Jerry Sands A R
Richie Sexson (guy could've hit 50 HRs a year) A REF R
Mike Simms A
Dave Staton A
Drew Stubbs (enjoys playing piano) A REF

'90's, 00's, 10's pitchers
David Aardsma A
John Axford  A R
Bucky Buckles A
Darren Dreifort (thought he would be an excellent closer) A R
Scott Elarton (thought he would win 20 games a year) A
Dustin Hermanson A R REF
Orel Hershiser A R
John Hudek (great closer) A
Jason Jacome (nice guy I met a few times) A
Corey Lee A
Edwin Moreno (saw him almost pitch a no-hitter) A
Pat Neshek A
Dick Pole (Baseball Name HOF)
JJ Putz (A good closer)
Todd Revenig (never had an ERA over 1.70 before getting injured)
Nate Robertson (nice guy I met a few times)
Max Scherzer A REF R
Steve Sharts (Baseball Name HOF) A
Chuck Tiffany (pitched perfect game/no-hitter in consecutive starts) A REF
William Van Landingham A
Pat Venditte (switch-pitcher) A
Bob Wolcott A REF

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

A few other random guys
Chris Arnold (same name as a great baker) A
Yordy Cabrera (son of longtime Tigers minor league coach Basilio Cabrera) A REF
Pedro Ciriaco (brother of former Lakeland Tiger Audy Ciriaco) R
Lou Collier (thought he would steal 60+bases every year) A
Ivan DeJesus, Jr. (Slick fielder who I saw play a few times) A R
Hunter Dozier (got 2 #d parallels of him within 6 months)
Dave Dravecky (inspiring cancer survivor) A
Ben Francisco (shares the same exact birthday as my wife) A
Peter Gammons (Red Sox fan, needs to be Commissioner)
Yan Gomes (I saw play a few times in the minors)
Reid Gorecki (prospect I saw play many times in minors)
Mark Grudzielanek (first player I owned a full game-used jersey of) A R REF
Jarrett Hoffpauir (had series winning hit in 2005 Florida State League championship game) A Game-used Hat
Chin-Lung Hu (amazing defensive shortstop) A R
Barry Lyons (Biloxi Shuckers ambassador) A
Joe Mather (favorite of my brother-in-law and myself) A
Larry McWilliams (wrote a nice response to an autograph request I sent him) A
Doug Million (Grew up in FL, had asthma, died young from it, RIP) A
Tomas Perez (solid infielder)
Scott Pose (always thought he would steal 70 bases in Majors) A
Michael A. Taylor (good guy that my friend was BP buddies with) A R
Eric Thames (nice sideburns on some of his cards) A
Touki Toussant (my friend pitched no-hitter against him)
Jose Yepez  (got his game-used bat in minors) REF A Game-used Bat


*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) R
Metta World Peace- Basketball (enjoyed him while he was on Big Brother Celebrity Edition) R

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