About

Hello friend! My name is Victor. Like you I’m a collector of cardboard. My collection consists primarily of rookie cards of Hall of Famers. I love to learn about the history of these all-time greats and this inspires me to collect that player. But I have noticed a problem, maybe you have too. Many Hall of Famers only have one rookie card while others have 50 or more!

I found myself confused and frustrated as to which ones were prospect cards, official rookie cards, or insert cards. So many brands, so many parallels, and everything these days is branded with a rookie card identifier. That’s when I decided to put my love of collecting rookie cards onto this site. I hope that it will help you identify which cards are the “True Rookie Cards.”

When applicable, we’ll identify and categorize rookie cards using four specific identifiers, this way you will be inspired and well equipped to make your purchases.

My Collecting Journey

I remember growing up as a kid anticipating the arrival of my dad coming home from work especially when I wasn’t in trouble. Fridays were payday and on those days, most of the time, my dad would bring me a candy bar! He knew my favorites, Rolos, or Baby Ruth’s.

One particular Friday in the summer of 1981 my dad didn’t bring me a candy bar, instead, he brought home packs of baseball cards. Fleer and Donruss more specifically.

I remember playing with those cards day and night, I read the front and back, sorted them by a team, by card number, even by the league. I also remember when I got a buck or two I would immediately go to a little convenience store directly across the street from our house.

You would think a ten-year-old boy would go straight to the candy. No sir/ma’am, I went directly towards the Topps Baseball Cards. They were 30¢ a pack! They sold the older ones, 1979 or 1980 for 25¢ a pack! Moments like these sparked my love for sports card collecting.

Currently, I have over 35 years of serious sports card collecting. This is a website designed by a collector for collectors. It’s here as a tool to serve you as we continue our journey of collecting the cherished rookie cards of the all-time greats!

Happy Collecting Collectors,

Learn. Collect. Enjoy.

Hello!

I am passionate about rookie cards.

Victor Roman Sr.
Victor Roman Sr.

Content Creator / RC Collector

Vouchers

“Victor has taken the study of the rookie card to new levels. His objective and intelligent work will benefit hobbyists for years to come.”

Jeremy Lee

Jeremy Lee

Sports Cards live on youtube

“Victor, a super passionate sports card collector has taken the path less traveled by dedicating his lifelong collecting experience and knowledge to finding resolve in the sometimes irrational world of allocating rookie cards; we’re in good hands people!”

Bobby Burrell

Bobby Burrell

hobby historian & author

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