It's been quite a while since I even looked at my old blog. But it's still there, and much to my astonishment, there are still people who haven't deleted my blog from their "Following" list. I'm constantly amazed at the amount of information the internet can contain. It's simply limitless.
Anyway, I was recently paging through some of my binders, trying to figure out what cards I needed to complete a few of the sets I had started collecting when it dawned on me; one of the things I really like about collecting baseball cards is that you can leave them for as long as you need to and they're always there waiting for you to return to them, like a faithful old dog waiting for his master to come home.
I would imagine that most collector's preferences change over time. In my mind, set building turns to player collecting which gives way to team collecting, eventually yielding to vintage cards, and then specializing in pre-war era cards, etc., etc. Personally, I've been all over the map. I've got my sets that I am working on completing. I've got my team that I collect. I also have some vintage cards. Then there's my autographs that I've obtained through the mail. I'm trying to figure out how I can combine all of my interests into one. Maybe if I try to build a set of pre-war era vintage cards concentrating on getting autographs from any living players of my favorite team... Well, maybe that's a little ambitious. I should probably just stick to finishing the sets I've started.
With little in the way of duplicates, I'm strapped for trade bait. So it's off to eBay for me. There's never any shortage of sports card sellers on the old faithful. When I run out of eBay sellers to pick and choose from, I'll probably try to finish things off over at COMC.com. If I still can't complete my set, I'll see if can find a collector on one of the forums I used to frequent. Well...it looks like I have my work cut out for me. I better get busy.