Collectors are all over social media. It's great. This collecting community isn't as small as it can feel sometimes, especially when your closest trading partner lives three states away.
But there is a drawback that comes with social media.
It seems everyone wants to tell you what a collection should be or what cards you should collect or what packs of cards you should open (none!)
You spend money on cards – FOR SHAME!
How can you give money to these big, greedy corporate card companies who produce the same cards year in and year out?
Well, maybe it's because I like collecting.
I know why some people don't collect certain things – and that is their right. Some will spend hundreds of dollars on hobby boxes where the return value is 20 percent. And you want to know why? Some people aren't trying to make money out of their hobby because it’s fun!
Most people still feel the same rush they did as a child while ripping open a new pack of cards. It could be a 99-cent pack of Opening Day or a $100 box of Triple Threads. At the end of the rip, it's supposed to be fun, and I usually have it.
So just because I don't hate my hobby anymore doesn't make me any less of a collector or make me wrong. You're allowed to your disenfranchised opinions as much as the next person.
Just don't tell me what to do with my cards because I am collector not a seller.