I have always been a collector. When I was a kid it was AFL footy cards, later as a teen it was NBA cards in the 90s. Now in my mid-thirties and living in Melbourne Australia, I have rediscovered my love of cardboard.
AFL and NBA are my two collecting passions, but I also collect some cricket and soccer cards as well. Specifically this site is to showcase my Hawthorn Football Club cards, and my NBA player collections.
You may or may not realise that sports card collectors often specialize in one team or player. This is in some ways a fandom but it is mainly because full sets are just too difficult to build because there are many parrallel and insert cards.
I am a lifelong Hawthorn fan so their cards was a no-brainer, but the reasons for my NBA player collections can be a little more complicated.
Wesley Matthews: He shares my surname so I paid attention to his game and loved it.
John Amaechi: First Briton to make it in the NBA.
Paul Millsap: Just love his game (and he has a nice looking auto which helps his cards).
Chuck Person: Was a Spurs fan as a kid and really enjoyed his in your face play.
David Robinson: The Admiral is my all time basketballing hero.
So please look around, I hope you enjoy my cards and leave me a message in the guestbook.