It was much more challenging than I anticipated. First off... I kept on confusing it with things I like, but you don't... which is a completely different list. Then there's the issue of me liking a lot of stuff. Even if I don't love something, I usually have an appreciation for it. And the stuff I really don't like in our hobby... like pack searchers, sticker autographs, and logo-less cards aren't exactly super popular among collectors.
Well... I've had a few days to think and peruse other bloggers' lists and have finally established my very own. Unfortunately, I had to cast out a wider net and include some non-trading card related things in order to come up with ten items.
Without further ado... here's my list of ten things you like, but I don't.
#1: Topps Now
I realize these cards are popular with team and player collectors, but I'm just not into them. The only time I will actively seek them out is if I actually attended the game. When that occurs it becomes a pretty cool way to preserve a memory.
#2: Panini Chronicles
There was a time when I couldn't go a day without reading about someone's love for Panini Chronicles. If my memory serves me correctly, I'd usually leave a positive comment about the Crusade cards... and leave it at that. But personally... I'd never go out of my way to find unopened product of this stuff.
#3: Set Building
I'll preface things by stating that I once enjoyed building sets. When I was a kid that was my thing. I continued to build sets in the 90's and even when I returned to the hobby in 2008. Heck... I'm still building sets to this day. But 98% of the time, if I like a set... I'll usually just head over to eBay and buy a completed one.
#4: Blaster Boxes
I've definitely opened my fair share of blaster boxes over the years and even have a few waiting for me to open. But the bargain hunter in me knows that these offer terrible value and so I have vowed to avoid them like the plague. Sadly... my addiction to cardboard is so strong that sometimes I can't help but rip into one... or two... or six.
#5: Sorting Cards
That wraps up the hobby portion of this list. I've added a few other things in life that most people seem to like, but I don't.
#6: Sports Illustrated Magazine
Sorry Night Owl. Although I enjoy looking at the pictures, there are way too many articles and not enough graphs and charts. That's why The Sporting News, Baseball Digest, and Sports Illustrated for Kids are more my style.
#7: The Rolling Stones
Honestly, there are a lot of popular bands and singers who I could have added to this list... and maybe one day I'll build that list for you. But today, I figured I'd use one of the most popular rock bands of all-time as my example. They have a few songs I like (You Can't Always Get What You Want, Paint It Black, and Start Me Up), but as a whole... I have no desire to own any of their albums.
#9: In and Out Burger
Every year I survey my students on their favorite fries... and every year 90% of them respond with In and Out. I'm not a fan. I'll eat their burgers, but if it's up to me, I'll go to just about any other burger joint in the area.
#10: Toyota Prius
Well there you have it. Things you like, but I don't. I feel like I need to write a disclaimer, so that people won't be offended. I totally respect that we all have different likes, dislikes, and opinions. If anything in this post offended you, I assure you... it wasn't intended. I have friends who are set builders. I've got friends who drink beer. And I have friends who drive a Toyota Prius.
But thankfully, I don't think I have any friends who build sets and drink beer while driving around in a Toyota Prius.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!