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
Tony Saunders A
Doug Waechter A REF
Ben Zobrist A R REF

Members of Dutch National Team
Wladimir Balentien
Bert Blyleven
Xander Bogaerts
Ivanon Coffie
Yurendell DeCaster
Robert Eenhoorn
Rikkert Fanyete
Didi Gregorious
Greg Halman, RIP
Kenley Jansen
Andruw Jones REF
Jair Jurrjens
Eugene Kingsale
Calvin Maduro
Hensley Meulens A
Mark Pawelek
Jurrickson Profar
Jonathan Schoop
Andrelton Simmons
Alexander Smit
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
Steven Register A R
Dominic Rich
Scott Sullivan A
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
Corey Kluber R REF
George Tsamis A

Lakeland, Florida residents (my hometown)
Alec Asher
Rafael Bournigal A
Keon Broxton
Carson Fulmer A
Drew Hutchison
Brian Johnson (Red Sox pitcher) A R
Andy McGaffigan A
Lance Niekro
Chris Sale R
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
Jerry Sands A R
Richie Sexson (guy could've hit 50 HRs a year) A REF R
Mike Simms A
Dave Staton A

'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 REF
Orel Hershiser A R
John Hudek (great closer) A
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 A
Chuck Tiffany (pitched perfect game/no-hitter in consecutive starts) A
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

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)
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)
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) A
Eric Thames (nice sideburns on some of his cards) A
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

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