Thursday, February 12, 2009

My return to cards

This excellent post by dayf got me to thinking about my return to collecting. I collect cards during the '80s till the early 90's. I just kinda faded out of collecting while in college due mainly to the craziness of product, but the lack funds due to paying for college had some impact as well. In the last month, I came across some blogs about baseball cards, which got me to dig up my old cards, which got me interested in the new cards. So here I am buying cards, again just like a drug addict. I hold no illusions that I am going to get rich by buying cardboard, I enjoying collecting. I just don't want to be a sucker with what I buy. I still don't have a good handle on values. I am liking going back and finishing off my old sets----and spending way less money to due it now! That is what I am not sure of, should I even be messing with the junk wax? It is cheap and fun....heck I just got a 200 card repackage from Target for 6.99 yesterday and it was as much fun as opening new product. It is also a cheap way to see what I have missed and I can get a feel for what sets I like that I can now go buy cheap packs of. But should I? I just don't know.

I really dig all of these new cards, they just look good, especially the retro cards like Allen & Ginter, Goudey, and Heritage. Oh and the UD Masterpieces are sweet. I also realize that the sets from the mid to late 90s on are nice as well. But like a moth, I am drawn to the junk wax. What is up with that?

I do like sending out cards that other folks need. It felt really good sending Jeff the last 2 cards he needed to finish off his 90 Fleer set. It felt even better when a couple of days later he sent me 40 of the 50 or so cards I needed for that set. I never expected that, but damn it was sweet. Thanks Jeff! Thats all I have for now.

Happy collecting!

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