Did anyone ever collect Mo Vaugh, Belle, Mussina before they left there teams?
I noticed many years ago most the players that had good followings spent almost their entire careers with the same team. Did anyone ever like Mike Piazza, Greg Maddux, Albert Belle, Mo Vaughn, Mike Mussina, Manny Ramirez, Gary Sheffeild, Juan Gonzalez, Cecil feilder, Kenny lofton, Matt Williams, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Alex Rodriguez before they moved to other teams?
I remember n the 90's Griffey Jr was by far the most popular player in all of baseball for collectors. I know his cards got hurt big time when he hid in Cincinnati to get less media attention.
I know Jim Thome was never liked before he left for Philly, even after Belle, Ramirez Lofton left. Bernie Williams played his whole career with the Yankees and almost no one wants him. Maddux was always hyped by beckett and his cards were over booked. Chipper Jones use to have an average following, which has shrunk.
Barry Larkin only has a tiny following even though he played his entire career with the Reds.
For being in the Boston Area Nomar GarciaParra cards only had an average following before he left Boston (maybe cause he was one of the ugliest men in all of baseball right there with Mike Redmond, Dante Bichette, Ivan Rodriguez Johny Damon).
Don Mattingly, Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken use to have a decent followings as they spent their entire career with their teams. They all seemed to have lost followers since the China one way trade deal put so many collectors out of work.
Ryne Sandberg and Ozzie Smith use to have great followings and they played the majority with the same team, even though they losing collectors fast.
I know Will Clark, Rickey Henderson and Jose Canseco have small followings for how many teams they bounced around to.
Last why did only Dave Ortiz rookies get a boost and not Manny Ramirez from the Two Championships they got in Boston? They both started with other teams and Ramirez was just as valuable as Ortiz in their Steroid Fueled Championship runs. Maybe because Ortiz has a nickname "big Papi" which came from his drug abuse with Heroin?