I really don't like to spend money on necessities for myself- unless you consider baseball cards as a necessity. Okay, I know- you're saying, 'but they are!!' And I agree with you whole heartedly. I'm talking about clothing and the like. I would much rather buy some singles for my Dale Murphy collection or ones that go towards finishing off a set.
I guess what I'm saying is this: I don't always spend money on myself, but when I do, it's on cardboard.
One recent purchase was from the collector's paradise also known as COMC. It had been awhile since I've bought anything from the Washington-based company but I have had a few items in my cart for a couple of months. I don't know how that works- can someone else place the same item in their cart and check out? I didn't want to take any chances, so I decided better safe than sorry.
I'll feature some of the Dale Murphy cards at a later date, but for today we'll look at a few interesting cards from 1985 Topps.
I purchased a lot sometime back to begin collating a set of the classic set. I have a long way to go, but thought it would be funner than just purchasing a complete set. The big card from the set- Mark McGwire's Rookie Card- wasn't included in the lot, so it was one of the first cards I was targeting.
The other two cards I set my sights on this time were the RC's for Eric Davis and Orel Hershiser, both of whom were hot items at one time.
I also spent some money on my daughter with this purchase. She's been working on a set of 2012 Allen & Ginter's Man's Best Friend set. With these two cards she's probably down to about 8 cards or so.
I bet you think I'm going to end this with another line from the Dos Equis ad, but you're wrong. I'm ending it by saying 'Stay Hungry, my friends.'
That is, hungry for cardboard.