We love telling the story of super collectors and what they get excited about collecting. When Upper Deck released the University of Texas Longhorns Football set, it was the perfect product for alumni and fans to go after. Such is the case with Troy Collman and this is his story:
“I am a huge Texas Longhorns fan and have been a season ticket holder for over 20 years. I am a legacy and most of my family attended the University of Texas. We attend all the home games and pick an away game or two as well to get out to. We had the outstanding luck of running into Vince Young at the airport shortly after the 2006 Rose Bowl where Texas won the National Championship in a very memorable game against USC. Getting to meet Vince was a great way to celebrate that title!
“I started collecting Texas football memorabilia about 10 years ago and began my collection with Texas Football Media guides. I then moved to other collectibles including autographed footballs, programs, tickets and Texas bowl game memorabilia including rings and watches. What I soon discovered was all these items take up a lot of space and my wife has limited me only to one room so I really needed to find a way to enjoy my hobby, but in a more space friendly way.
“When Upper Deck came out with the University of Texas Longhorns Football card set I was ecstatic. I finally had a solution to allow my to continue my love for collecting without taking up more space in the house. I am still about 25 cards short from the full master set (mostly the rarer /3 and /5 cards duo and trio autographs) and am always searching various websites and attending sports memorabilia shows to find them.
“The most prized card in my collection is the one I received during the last Texas vs. Oklahoma football game for the Red River Rivalry. Upper Deck was at the game creating personal trading cards so I had one made with my daughter. While the outcome of the football game was terrible, the card and memory of attending the game with my daughter was priceless!”
Thanks for sharing Troy. If you are also collecting the set, maybe you can help Troy out with some cards he still needs and perhaps he can in turn help you. Email him at email@example.com to discuss!