One area where I've really reigned my collection in over the past few years is busting wax. I feel the allure of the Target card aisle drawing me near anytime I'm there, just like most other collectors. For me, given my collecting tastes, the value is just not there though. In fact, looking over my card budget document (yes, I have a card budget document, do you know how much you spend on your hobby?) I haven't purchased even a single pack of cards since a couple of blasters of 2013 Topps Series 1 more than 6 months ago.
This first installment is a simple one, just a single card, but boy is it a nice, colorful one:
I've never really blogged much about it, but for whatever reason I've sort of casually collected vintage Ernie Banks cards for a few years now. Maybe someday I'll show off some of my others, but this one instantly becomes one of my favorites. Vintage cardboard beauty.
'64 Topps Banks Stand Up - $20
Shipping - FREE!
Total - $20
Given that I didn't pay shipping or sales tax, this one came in at less than a blaster (with tax) would have set me back...and that's why I don't buy blasters!
Hobby Cutbacks and a Special Treat - I'm not sure where collectors stand as a whole, but I know that I've reduced the amount of my hobby purchases significantly over the past six months. And ...