May 16, 2010

Sunday Question

Over the last couple of months, many bloggers expressed their collecting feelings were waning.

With new products coming out, have your feelings changed at all?

I went out and bought a couple of packs of Bowman, but I am still not interested in hobby boxes. However, I still want the guys I collect, which is all of three people.

How do you guys feel?



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14 comments:

  1. Since things are slow, I've been concentrating on getting my existing cards in order and buying 1998 cards (my current obsession)on eBay.

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  2. I wish mine where waning. I keep getting interested in the new products. I told myself I was going to stick to one set and one set only and now I am after two and I keep eying Chicle. I need to get picker. I always have to get at least a pack from each product, baseball wise anyhow. I try and stay clear of the high end ones simply because of price.

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  3. Like capewood said, I'm trying to get more of my collection organized. But then again I've been trying to do that for years! :)

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  4. I don't think of it so much as my interest is waning, I see it more as I am not bombarded with product seemingly every two weeks.

    I now can actually take the time to appreciate a product and find out more about it than just spend a few muinets and jump to something else when the "next big thing" hits.

    I like the sense of leisure that a relaxed release schedule has brought to a hobby that is supposed to elicit that type of mood anyway.

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  5. I also now have extra time to work on my spelling.

    Seriously....."muinets"???

    I'm a loser...lol.

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  6. I don't care about new product..


    Off subject...Sooz, were you at the Yanks game today? I think I saw you on TV.

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  7. Cam,

    I was not at the game today. I hope whoever you saw was hot though. :)

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  8. Bowman is evil and must be destroyed.

    Chicle is nice, but Hobby is way overpriced and retail isn't out anywhere near me.

    I'm having a good ol' time buying up vintage stuff though.

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  9. I'm actually moving away from sports more and more each day. I'm really getting into the personal sketch card stuff. I can work directly with the artists to get a card I want, rather than crap shooting packs and boxes.

    I've been sitting on the fence for a few weeks now, going through the motions, and soon I'll make a decision on where my collection will truly be focused.

    I don't see it including boxes, packs, or anything newer than 1970 and heavily focused on vintage non-sports and PSCs.

    Kinda makes the Wax in Wax Wombat pretty useless, though.

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  10. I'm no longer interested in Chicle, and I'm not remotely excited about Bowman. I'm still looking forward to Topps Series 2.

    What rekindled my enthusiasm a little are some late 1980s & early 1990s junk cards that I picked up at a card show last weekend. With luck, I'll be able to scan & post about them sometime this week.

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  11. Nothing new is exciting me. Chicle is kinda cool, but way too expensive $5 per pack at my LCS...). Bowman is OK but also overpriced, based on the slim odds of pulling a Strasburg.

    I've been having fun buying oddball and junk boxes at my shop from the 80s and 90s, and I've also decided to just start collecting packs. There's something cool looking about a 1990 Donruss pack in a team bag.

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  12. I've been organizing for years myself. In fact, half of the enjoyment I get from my collection is reorganizing it. I doubt I will ever find the optimum system.

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  13. Anytime I feel my interest is slacking off I have stacks and stacks of cards to catalog, organize and page so I tend to keep myself busy. I am glad that some new product is on the horizon however. Guess that means I should get busy and finish 2010 Topps series 1!

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  14. Totally waning, is that a word. Back in the mid 90's I was collecting up to 8 or 9 different sets.

    This year, 2, and actually down to 1, since there is no more UD. Nothing new is appealing to me, and I loathe the thought of more sets with SP's to chase after.

    On the bright side, I've re-started my Ron Guidry and Graig Nettles collections and I've decided to start a Paul O'Neill collection.

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