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Editor's note: The Giants sorted through stacks of their own Topps baseball cards as part of the "In the Cards" series with NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic. The third edition is with Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.

When it comes to collecting cards, Brandon Crawford has been involved in the hobby since he was growing up, and even before that.

His dad got him started.

"Even back when he was a kid," the Giants shortstop told Alex Pavlovic.

Crawford's dad showed him the ropes when it came to card collecting, and he even had one of those impressive binder-full treasure troves of them. 

When the two-time All-Star first saw himself on a card, it was before he even got his major league call-up -- he was just a freshman at UCLA.

Crawford's collection of memorabilia doesn't stop at cards, either. He kept his All-Star garb as well -- just about everything down to the arm sleeve. 

But the best part of his interview was when Pavlovic pointed out how he has noticed Crawford always will make time to sign anything fans put in front of him. 

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"That was me as a kid," he said. "I wanted to come to the field early and get autographs if I could."

You can watch the entire Topps "In the Cards" interview with Crawford in the video player above.