|1972 Topps card commemorating Game 6 of the 1971 World Series.|
|1990 Pacific Manny Sanguillen.|
I've decided two things about my collection goals, partially based on these Sanguillen cards. I'm going to add Manny Sanguillen to the list of players of whom I am developing deeper player collections. That list is Willie Stargell, Mike Schmidt, Tony Pena, Dave Parker, John Candelaria, George Brett, George Foster, Eddie Murray, Rickey Henderson, Harold Baines, and now also Manny Sanguillen. The Candelaria collection -- which I've posted about a few times already -- is basically complete. For the others, beyond what's already in my collection, I've only bought a few cards each so far, which I'll be posting soon.
Also, there are a few World Series-winning teams which mean something to me: the 1960 Pirates, 1971 Pirates, 1979 Pirates, 1980 Phillies, and 1989 A's. The 1980 Phillies are already very well represented in my collection, through, for example, the 1980 Burger King Phillies set (subject of one or more future posts) and the 1981 Coca-Cola Phillies set. I'm going to aim to complete a 1971 Pirates team set and 1979 Pirates team set. For 1979, I already have about half the cards which I collected in the 80s and 90s. For the 1960 Pirates, I'm not going for a full set, but will try to get some key Pirates and some key Yankees, as well as the 1961 Topps World Series cards. For the 1989 A's, the team mattered to me at the time, but in light of all the steroids, I won't be looking to get any more Canseco or McGwire cards.