Usually around this time of year, I get the itch for baseball cards. It wanes a bit in the offseason, but comes back full force right around Spring Training - except this year.
I have no idea what's happened. I don't know why I haven't been going after cards and I've missed out some good ones. There were two Kouzmanoff cards that I've stalked eBay for over the last two years or so. In the past three weeks, they popped up on eBay and I missed them both.
One sold for $1.50, the other for $2.37 (or something). Certainly they were in a good price range, but I missed out because I didn't check eBay enough. I strangely was OK with missing the cards as well. Usually, I get disappointed when I see a card that I missed. But not this time.
I feel as though part of the problem is the lack of variety. I'm tired of looking at the same cards for the last few months. We should have had some new product, we should have been expecting a ton of new product. But, I can't get excited for the same 2010 Topps Heritage cards that I see on everyone's blogs over and over. Yes, there are SPs, but even those have gotten tiresome.
Perhaps the cynical side of coming out in me as I get older. Maybe being bombarded with work over the last few weeks has taken its toll. Either way, I don't have the itch to buy cards.
How do I get it back?