I collect Indians cards. Pretty straight-forward for the most part. I also collect Naps cards because that was the team name at one point. Okay, really, if it's a Cleveland baseball franchise, I'm collecting it... I digress.
Here is the problem I have whenever I am handing out trades: Which team collectors get old-school cards? For example, do Brewers fans also collect vintage Milwaukee Braves cards? Do current Braves fans get the old cards because the team is the "Braves" after all? How about the Brooklyn Dodgers? Does that go to current LA fans, or Mets fans, Yankees fans!? St. Louis Browns cards usually go to St. Louis fans when I dole them out. What about Washington fans? Do you collect Senators cards in addition to Nationals cards?
I have lots of cards that I have never handed out because I'm not sure who actually "wants" them from a team-collector perspective. How about NY Giants!? Is that a Mets thing or a San Fran thing? I know I have other examples, but those are escaping me for now...
Chime in and let me know how you collect when it comes to particular teams... Or, if you are of the mindset "It's blankety-blank vintage! I don't care WHO is on the front, I'll take it!!"
After all, when I am sending out TRICKS, none of this matters, but when I am sending out TREATS and TRADES, it could mean the difference between sending a "good" selection and just ticking someone off... :-)