I recently bough a 15 year old printing plate for my personal collection, bringing the total number of plates I own to 5:
But it brings me to the question at hand: to all of your team and player collectors out there, do you collect printing plates? If you collect like I do, the answer is obviously yes. I collect any and all cards of the players I collect, plus I collect inserts, base and one auto per in my team collection. That brings us to, do you even consider a printing plate a card? Obviously, it is card shaped, since it was used to produce the card, but not all printing plates have always been available to the public.
Do you count it like all other 1/1's and add it to the ever growing list of tough to find cards? Or is it more of an anomaly and you only pick them up if they are a good price?
Why am I asking so many questions, like I am 4 years old?