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I Think I'm Done

 I'm at the point that I am not feeling the trading card hobby anymore.  It is too much.  The ridiculousness of people fighting over cards at Target or Walmart even when the stores have jacked the prices up and the insane focus on spending money to have everything "slabbed" just has completely turned me off. 

I have tried to focus on the vintage cards I've collected the last couple of years and the autographs and memorabilia pieces I have from some of my favorite shows and movies but I no longer have the desire to open a pack of new cards.

Maybe someday if I become independently rich I will continue collecting vintage cards to add to my Tigers and Braves collections or buy rare autographs from Star Wars or Games of Thrones or some other pop culture sets but that time is not right now as living paycheck to paycheck does not make that possible.

I have away the huge stack of boxes that I had full of cards, probably 200,000 cards, over the summer by putting them out by the trash cans in my neighborhood.  Someone picked them up as I put them out so I hope they are getting something out of them.

I didn't feel like trying to sell cards because of the hassle of listing and shipping things.

I don't go to cards shows because of the prices and "slabbing" mentioned above.

I will keep the 4 boxes I have containing by favorite cards and non-sports sets.

And there is also the fact the I lost 27 cards from 1960 - 1963 that I have no idea where they went.  Did they end up in the boxes I gave away?  I don't think so but how would I know?  This includes my Spahns and Mathews and Aarons and Kalines from those years so that definitely helped push my to be over cards.

I appreciate the fellowship that I have gotten from blogging but this has been the only outlet I have had since I don't know any other collectors in the area I live.

Maybe someday I will change my mind but for now, this is me signing off.

Thank you everyone,

Scott (sascards67)


  1. Good luck on whatever roads life takes you.

  2. That sucks, but is also very relatable. I hope you come back at some point, but if you don't, I wish you all the best with everything else going forward :)

  3. Truly the end of an era.

  4. Also... Time to restart Radio Station in my Head!!

    -Also, Kermit.


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