I was an avid Bowman collector for years because there's nothing more satisfying than discovering a player and making him a part of your collection for the most inane and irrational of reasons, you pulled the first card of that player out of a pack. Usually though, there were other explanations, that gave you the need to collect a player and seek out their cards, maybe something normal like team association or something visceral like photo selection or something greedy like value in the monthly Beckett's of old.
Let's see where these cards rank on the scale of collectability; all cards scanned are from a 2013 Bowman retail pack, the peak of buying a set for one player, Yasiel Puig (spoiler: none were Yasiel Puig).
Well, that was an interesting exercise. I think my favorite aspect to consider when looking at collecting a player is speed and fun (from either the pitching or batting side). Though this would mean I would also collect Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon, which has not been the case. Maybe visceral reactions to the card is the overriding factor after all.