The other day I started thinking about teams that have moved and noticed that team collectors seem more apt to continue collecting baseball teams through their moves as compared to teams from basketball, football and hockey that have moved.
It got my gears working and I am wondering if it has to do with the storied history of baseball and the long connection with cards. Collectors seem more willing to pick up players from each incarnation of the team especially Dodgers and Giants collectors.
Consider baseball teams that have moved:
Boston> Milwaukee> Atlanta Braves
Brooklyn> Los Angeles Dodgers
New York> San Francisco Giants
Now look at other sports teams with a long history that have moved and to me it seems like the original locations do not get much attention from collectors outside of maybe the Lakers and Raiders.
NBA:Milwaukee> St. Louis> Atlanta Hawks
Minneapolis> Los Angeles Lakers
Rochester Royals> Cincinnati Royals> Kansas City-Omaha Kings> Sacramento Kings
NFL:Cleveland> Los Angeles> St. Louis Rams
Chicago> St. Louis> Arizona Cardinals
Oakland> Los Angeles> Oakland Raiders
Kansas City Scouts> Colorado Rockies> New Jersey Devils
Quebec Nordiques> Colorado Avalanche
Do you collect any teams that have moved and if so do you collect from before/after the move?