My binders are a mish-mosh of styles and colors. Whatever I can find at the Goodwill for a buck, and whatever my wife can score for the stuff they want to toss at work. All it takes is a label, or a card, to ID the binder and store what you want.
A lot of the cards within those binders comes from a good friend Jim over at GCRL. It was his double play binder idea that I borrowed (stole) to start my first custom collection. That binder, which you can see in the middle of the bottom row, is now over 850 cards strong, and about to branch out into a 2nd book. Jim recently sent a package with a note saying "too many cards for a PWE war", and he added a lot to the binders you see.
There were plenty that never made it into a binder, but filled holes in the Sox box. Neither Singleton, nor Liefer panned out much as White Sox. I think the inability to work a door knob should have been an indicator in that.
Lots of nice bunting cards from the '95 set. Always good to see the Topps rookie cup logo, even if 1995 would be the last year that Patterson played in the bigs.
Couple for the double play binder. I believe that is a Matt Williams cameo on the Valentin card.
And a few for the throwback binder. That Cruz was a saved search in ebay but never made it to the most wanted baker's dozen. Beautiful blousing on the pants by Jose. That's the look of a ball player.
Jim added a couple vintage miscuts. Three names I have never, ever heard of, though I think that 2nd baseman was a player on What's Happening.
Lastly, Jim sent in a couple for the player collections. While the Aparicio is officially a "cards released during their playing days", I always accept any card with the player pictured. The Konerko Classic clippings helped me break the 300 count mark for Paulie. Thanks for suspending the PWE war, Jim.