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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    I don't get it either.
    Think of all of the money that could be saved, or what could be bought for yourself or a loved one, or used on dates or kids or trips or home improvements or a child's savings account or college fund.
    Why buy 20 of the same 2006 Topps autograph or whatever?

    Buying multiple cards for investment is one thing, but most player collectors who buy multiples of common cards or the same autograph or game-used card do it out of compulsion.
    Multiple $10 cards add up to massive amounts of money over the years, and the cards just sit in a box, usually losing most of their resale value over the years.

    Unless you have a lot of disposable income, it just seems like a waste of money to buy duplicates when you can be using that money to better your family's life.

    (Sorry to be so preachy. It's just my opinion, and is about no one in particular).
    Okay, I see your preachy side on this. Like MRMOPAR, I too, hoards a lot of Ripkens. To date, I own 5800 different cards BUT around 40,000 Cal Ripken Jr cards. Some worth a penny (about39,990 ), others a couple hundred. Reason?
    !) The 5800 different cards - NO WAY in hell anyone is taking a card from there. My master set, MINE. Period. Sad to say but my wife CAN'T even touch this set. Sorry, MINE, Personal Collection (PC), MINE and MINE alone.
    2) 4050 Second set.
    3) 3800 Third set
    and so on. Something happens that I NEED to sell, the least amount of cards set is going first. By the time I get to the third set, hopefully I won't have to lay a finger on the second set.

    The way I see it, if I wait for the Ripken card I need to show up, I'll end up buying other player(s). Every now and then a card I need
    shows up but the seller wants way more than I'm willing to spend. I submit my offer and decline his/her counter offer and move on.

    The last 18 months I ended up collecting Aubrey Huff, Victor Martinez, Josh Beckett, Johnny Estrada, Grant Green, Carlos Hines, Pedro Lopez and Jose Guillen while waiting for Cal Ripken cards that are reasonably priced. I ended up spending over 5K for these eight players and now I don't know what to do with their cards. I DON'T COLLECT this guys. I don't even enjoy organizing their cards. Don't get me wrong, I have nice cards (multi colored patches, autographs, 1os1's, printing plates, etc.) but it's just not the same. If my choice is spend $1 on a Cal Ripken card I already have or spend 25 cents on another player, I'll buy the Cal Ripken any day.

    You are also right on $10 multiple cards. I stopped on SIXTH set and I have TWO one thousand card boxes full of $10 and up. When I was a Beckett subscriber about two years ago, each box has a BV of 22K & 27K. Bare in mind that on some cards, I try to stop buying after 12 copies but if the price is right, bring it on. Cards like 05 Ultimate Dual Patches w/ Tejada - 3 copies (serial #'d to 10), 98 Donruss Fantasy Team - 15 copies, 10 Panini Century Collection - 10 copies (serial #'d to 25), 97 Finest #334 - 14 copies and the most I have is 200 of 1991 Donruss #52 . The way I see, the more I have the less is out there.

    Don't ask why I collect this way because I DON'T NOW WHY, I just do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardMarkets View Post
    I'm curious... for the admitted "hoarders" out there, whom do you collect? Would be great to get some trades going that folks are really passionate about... Cheers
    I've traded with other Ripken collector's before. I'll trade for them now. The only requirement is... Cal for Cal. Most of the time, I trade for their advantage. Sometimes I send extra. I'm a hoarder but I'm not greedy. Let's get some trades done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    I don't get it either.
    Think of all of the money that could be saved, or what could be bought for yourself or a loved one, or used on dates or kids or trips or home improvements or a child's savings account or college fund.
    Why buy 20 of the same 2006 Topps autograph or whatever?
    I mean this could be said for ANY card, no? Even that one great PC you love and hold dear? You could get that kid of yours something nice if you never bought it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Buying multiple cards for investment is one thing, but most player collectors who buy multiples of common cards or the same autograph or game-used card do it out of compulsion.
    Collecting at it's basic core is compulsion, no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Multiple $10 cards add up to massive amounts of money over the years, and the cards just sit in a box, usually losing most of their resale value over the years..
    $10 cards that are not doubles also add up and also sit in a box, why not have an issue with that? Those cards also may lose value.

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Unless you have a lot of disposable income, it just seems like a waste of money to buy duplicates when you can be using that money to better your family's life.
    Trying hard to find your point here. So if someone collects like you do, one card, then they are not compulsive and do not take food out of their family's mouth? But the second they buy a second, then it's a gigantic waste of money?

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    I'll add that I started a collection for a numbered set with different parallels a few years ago. I'll never own them all but I'm having a ball hunting them down! I build sets, I build type sets (pre war) I have a team collection and a player collection. And my connection that I am hunting down each and every one.

    It's all a hobby [MENTION=1900]Austin[/MENTION]. As long as a person is TCB in life it's all ok. Don't worry about how other people enjoy collecting if it's different that what is in your wheelhouse.

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    I have successfully obtained a card for less than 25% the original listed amount, Cards like the one I'm referring to typically sold for under $100 and he had it listed for $400. In a few months he relisted it for $200 and I made a BO of $100 that was accepted. But that was a case where it was a Sizemore 1/1 and the seller just had no idea what the market was, and just wanted to get some money back off his box. In cases where it's a big dealer that doesn't care if they sit on a card for a decade, it's much tougher getting them to move even 25%, let alone 75%. For a card #/50, you just have to let that one copy go.
    Looking for 2011 Topps Marquee Museum autographs, rare Frank Thomases, and any Grady Sizemores I don't have

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmarutiak View Post
    As a player collector, I don't understand the concept of "hoarding." Give me one of everything, and I'm happy.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardMarkets View Post
    I'm curious... for the admitted "hoarders" out there, whom do you collect? Would be great to get some trades going that folks are really passionate about... Cheers

    Sometimes certain cards are just so pretty.

    Downsizing my AJ collection. If you are looking for a specific card (non-multi player), PM me, I may have it.


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    I own lots of Sean Burnett Gold Refractors. And because I'm a glutton for punishment, I buy more. That being said, I have passed on a few where the price was high and the seller wouldn't budge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    I don't get it either.
    Think of all of the money that could be saved, or what could be bought for yourself or a loved one, or used on dates or kids or trips or home improvements or a child's savings account or college fund.
    Why buy 20 of the same 2006 Topps autograph or whatever?

    Buying multiple cards for investment is one thing, but most player collectors who buy multiples of common cards or the same autograph or game-used card do it out of compulsion.
    Multiple $10 cards add up to massive amounts of money over the years, and the cards just sit in a box, usually losing most of their resale value over the years.

    Unless you have a lot of disposable income, it just seems like a waste of money to buy duplicates when you can be using that money to better your family's life.

    (Sorry to be so preachy. It's just my opinion, and is about no one in particular).
    I understand you apologized for being preachy, but what is bolded you could use as reasons to not even be in this hobby.

    Everyone collects what they want to collect, because it makes them happy. Think of all those cards you have sitting in a box, losing large amounts of their resale value, just taking up more and more space in your home.

    As for the disposable income, if anyone is spending money that isn't disposable, they shouldn't be in the hobby anyways. they need to get their priorities right. So long as it is disposable income, whether it is a lot or a little, it's still disposable.

    Not to debate your sermon or anything, but there are many flaws in what you said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    I don't get it either.
    Think of all of the money that could be saved, or what could be bought for yourself or a loved one, or used on dates or kids or trips or home improvements or a child's savings account or college fund.
    Why buy 20 of the same 2006 Topps autograph or whatever?

    Buying multiple cards for investment is one thing, but most player collectors who buy multiples of common cards or the same autograph or game-used card do it out of compulsion.
    Multiple $10 cards add up to massive amounts of money over the years, and the cards just sit in a box, usually losing most of their resale value over the years.

    Unless you have a lot of disposable income, it just seems like a waste of money to buy duplicates when you can be using that money to better your family's life.

    (Sorry to be so preachy. It's just my opinion, and is about no one in particular).
    WOW what an awful sentiment. You can use the same argument for every penny spent on a piece of "worthless" cardboard. To act like buying the same "worthless" cardboard more than once makes you a person who is disregarding your family, or some other idiocy to that affect, is just one of the stupidest things I have seen on this board.
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    It's been stated already, but there is definitely no difference between wasting money on ten different pieces of cardboard and ten copies of the same piece of cardboard.

    Collecting is almost always an irrational use of money, and sometimes an irresponsible use of money... I definitely wonder about some people's spending habits cuz I see some people throwing around some serious coin here. I just assume that folks that do that can afford it and aren't spending their retirement money.

    That's why I collect "low-end", it's just as fun for me and I don't have as much guilt / worry about the money.

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