Recently I paid off my car loan, which for the time being has provided me with a little extra cash in my pocket each month. I'm not a big car guy, and generally view them as a bad investment, so we're not talking a ton of extra money (I drive a nearly 10-year-old Honda Civic), but every little bit helps. I decided that for as long as my current car holds out, I'll take the money I was spending on a car payment each month and divide it into thirds. Two thirds will go into savings for a down payment on the next car, the other third will be used to buy myself a sports card!
The goal of this isn't to blow the card portion of the money on packs or something I'll instantly forget, but rather to add some significant "cornerstone" cards to my collection. The type of cards I normally can't afford on my self-imposed monthly collecting budget. The type of cards that make my jaw drop, or make me smile every time I hold them in hand. Today I've got the results of month one of this experiment to show you, and I have to say I'm very pleased. Behold!
Look for more of these "Collection Cornerstone" posts in coming months. Hopefully my car holds out for a while here!
I just bought a 1956 Topps Hank Aaron for $1.75 - Remember the beat-up '68 Tom Seaver I showed off a couple days ago? It wasn't the only basement-price classic vintage card I scored from the seller. Also w...