Sunday, August 28, 2016
It's All About Perspective
That's me in a nutshell. I'm sure many of you feel the same way.
Ryan, author of the Card Stacks Blog, reached out to me and we hammered out a quick trade.
I didn't exactly send him Marlins cards, but as far as I'm concerned they might as well have been. Cards which don't have a place in my collection don't have much value to me. Yep, I'm one of those collectors . . . the last price guide I bought was over twenty-five years ago and it was because there was a Cub on the front of it. I collect to collect, not to turn a buck.
I don't want to overpay when I go to a shop, a show, or buy on Ebay. So, I guess I have some knowledge about the pricing of cards, but it's not something I'm thinking about when I'm pulling cards for a package.
Sometimes I'll go the extra mile and do a little research so there's something for the other blogger to get really excited about. The Ryno fits into my player collection, which is now up to 813 unique cards. That's worthy of some excitement for sure!
Dude. We. Are. Square.
On second thought, maybe I need to be on the look out for more Braves . . .
I guess it's all about perspective. Thanks for the trade!