Lately I've been thinking about beginning a player collection and had trouble deciding who to collect. I think I've made up my mind now with Jimmy Howard and the way he's played this year for the Wings.
Since he broke into the league in 2005-06, I've always been looking forward to him taking over the starting role and it seems as though that has happened for good now. On top of that, he has one of the best goalie masks I've seen for the Wings probably since Cujo.
A trip to the local card shop yielded nothing yesterday so I hopped on eBay and found all kinds of stuff, although I don't think he has all that many cards yet. I figured what better way to start a player collection than with one of his many rookies, a 2005-06 Artifacts numbered out of 750 to be exact. I won a last minute bidding war and got it for $10.
Hopefully this is the start of another great adventure in collecting. Finally, does anyone have any tips on player collecting?