Right now my main focus in on nicer singles for my player and team collections, on-card autographs of hall of famers, specific graded vintage cards, and PSA slabbed rookie cards that have been signed.
In fact one glance at my recent eBay purchases will confirm that almost my entire hobby budget focuses on those four things.
But that doesn't mean those four things are the only things I collect. I'm still picking up inserts and parallels for my binder collections. And I'll always looking to add stars to my vintage binders.
Recently two fellow collectors reminded me that I'm still building sets too.
Commishbob over at Five Tool Collector sent me a care package that included this 2016 Topps Archives Aaron Nola rookie card.
At first, I thought that maybe The Commish confused me with a Phillies blogger, but the rest of his package targeted my interests.
Yoda is one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters.
1954 Topps World On Wheels #68
I'm also a fan of any non-sport vintage cards... but I'm guessing he put this card into the package because it's has "Oakland" on it.
And this 2017 Archives Jeter Retrospective card honors one of my favorite cards from the past decade... the 2015 Topps Derek Jeter, which I've written about before here and here.
Then it hit me... the Nola is a set need. With him out of the way... I'm down to needing only one more card: Mr. Brandon Crawford.
Within days of receiving The Commish's care package, I ran into Mr. Haverkamp at the Serramonte Mall Sports Card, Toys, and Collectibles Show, where we exchanged some cardboard.
He helped me get four steps closer to completing my 2013 Allen and Ginter Across the Years set with these:
Plus... he helped me cross off three more cards on my 1986 Donruss set wantlist:
Happy Sunday and sayonara!