Judging by the other baseball card blogs out there, I am not only the only Yankee fan with a baseball card blog, but the only baseball card blogger who doesn't hate the Yankees. I can understand Met and Red Sox fans hating the Yankees due to the natural rivalry. I can also understand it from Braves and Ranger fans because of the way the Yankees have dominated them in the playoffs (and Dodger fans too, for the historical rivalry). Conversely, I can't understand why fans of a team that dominate the Yankees in the playoffs (I am looking at you, "I ♥ Halos") would hate them so much. Don't tell me it's about the money unless you refuse to root for free agents that sign with your team. Is it really just jealousy over the titles and media attention?
Not that I need to prove myself as a "real" fan, but I grew up and still live on Long Island which is solid Met country, and I first became a fan in 1986, when the Mets were dominant. I was the only Met fan in my class, and the teacher made a bulletin board out of Mets baseball cards when they won the World Series. (I still think of it when I see a 1986 Topps card of a Met). My first five years of being a Yankee fan, I saw their record get worse every year, and it took a decade before I first saw the Yankees in the playoffs.
So here is a proud assortment of Yankees baseball cards. If the sight of them makes you retch, remember that I am happy to take the Yankee cards you have off your hands and send you some cards of your own favorite team.
My Sentimental Favorite
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