It's been a busy week which has resulted in a total lack of posting. I've reached sort of a lull in collecting here. My Allen & Ginter set arrived (I've added scans of all 50 short prints to the Zistle library) and there really aren't any other baseball releases so far this year that I'm interested in chasing. Last Friday I placed my first-ever order on SportsLots to help me get closer to completing some of my outstanding 08-09 hockey sets. The 09-10 hockey sets aren't hitting shelves for a month or so still. Aside from the upcoming hockey releases I'm really looking forward to Upper Deck's Goodwin Champions set, but we're a ways out on that as well. What does this all mean for me?
Well, I haven't purchased any cards since my SportsLots order last Friday, and it got me to thinking. What's the longest I've gone without any type of card purchase whatsoever since I got back into the hobby over 2 years ago? I doubt I've gone an entire month in that time span without at least picking up a stray pack. I've decided that I'm going to try not to make one singe card purchase for at least 30 days, maybe even longer. In a hobby that revolves around the newest releases where something seems to be coming out just about every week, I'm going to buck the trend and instead spend the next month further organizing my collection and enjoying the cards I do have. Furthermore I'm going to try to sell some unwanted items on eBay during this stretch, simultaneously freeing up room in my card closet and stocking my PayPal account for when the releases I am looking forward to hit the shelves in September. I will still be trading but I'm going to try not spending so much as a dime on cards for 30 days. Will I make it? Today is day 7, we'll see.
I'm interested to know, what's the longest any of you have gone without purchasing cards during a time when you were still "actively collecting"?
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