Originally Posted by BiggioBrooks755
I was just a simple set collector for many years and realized I was starting to become a dying breed. With the "on-line age" and card collecting taking a totally different spin I was able to see how and what others collected. I grew up a Red Sox fan and Pedroia was making his debut when I said to myself, he's the guy I'm going to collect. lol, I was picking up his 2006 Upper Deck rookie for $0.25 a pop when I first started. Everyone thought he was going to tank with the first month he had. That was good for my wallet, then he became a star for the team, bad for my wallet but great for the value of my collection. Not that the value of my collection matters, it will eventually go to my daughters who will probably sell it in a garage sale for $25.00. It has also brought back a love of cardboard to my collecting so I'm glad I started.