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    Haven't slowed down, personally.
    I have no collecting focus, right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk8 View Post
    Congrats on the birth of your son.
    Thanks [MENTION=10405]Hawk8[/MENTION]

    Still slow here but finally getting back into swing. Found another Erstad collector who is bailing so I'll be able to piece together some wantlist items.
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    #1 Saving to put 2 teens into college
    #2 Paying for 2 teens to play Rec & travel ball year round (Spring Prep ball- Summer & Fall travel)
    #3 I would like to retire before I'm 70, so time to amp up retirement savings

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    Being retired my spending has slowed down. So's about everything else.

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    I usually do all my card buying during the spring/summer seasons where My wife and I can travel to various card shows, Antique Festivals etc and pick up what I can
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey12508 View Post
    Being retired my spending has slowed down. So's about everything else.

    This about sums it up for me.

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    1) Exclusive Topps License
    - Don't produce cards of Mark Grace
    - Product creativity is at all-time low, same **** different day
    2) High Cost of New Wax
    - Have a hard time paying more than $5 a pack
    3) Unlicensed Product
    - Don't like the air-brushing
    4) Decision to stop busting wax
    - Buying singles on secondary market so much cheaper
    - Focus shifting to vintage
    5) Lack of room
    - Tired of house filling up with 5,000 ct. boxes
    - Quality vs. Quantity now more of a priority

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracecollector View Post
    1) Exclusive Topps License
    - Don't produce cards of Mark Grace
    - Product creativity is at all-time low, same **** different day
    2) High Cost of New Wax
    - Have a hard time paying more than $5 a pack
    3) Unlicensed Product
    - Don't like the air-brushing
    4) Decision to stop busting wax
    - Buying singles on secondary market so much cheaper
    - Focus shifting to vintage
    5) Lack of room
    - Tired of house filling up with 5,000 ct. boxes
    - Quality vs. Quantity now more of a priority
    Are you collecting the Panini Mark Grace stuff?
    Kirby Puckett Collection: 2148/2990 71.84% (As of 5/13/14)
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    1. 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold
    2. 1992 Ace Novelty #307
    3. 2015 Panini Prizm Blue Baseball Retail Parallel
    4. 2016 Donruss 1982 Test Proofs Magenta/10
    5. 2015 Panini Cooperstown Golf

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    Senior Member gracecollector's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jszczech View Post
    Are you collecting the Panini Mark Grace stuff?
    Yes, reluctantly. It's just been a handful of auto cards they've put out though.

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    I've only slowed down because my list of Ellis Burks cards I need is getting smaller and its all I collect. It would speed up if people would list his cards but nobody seems to be in a mad rush to do that lol. Come on Ebay!!!
    Collecting Ellis Burks cards since 1987.

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    1. I feel like the good ol' days are LONG gone. (Just like the 90's NBA!)
    2. Just not into it anymore & too expensive.
    3. Life has shifted my interest away from following the major sports, in general, like I used to.

    But really...

    4. I literally only need 17 total cards to complete my collection!

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    Topps. They've just taken all the joy out of it.

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    The Frank Thomas pieces I still need are finely woven into the mythical status of scarcity.
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    Too expensive.

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    Me it's finding the cards I want and prices since I only collect 1992 to 1999 Derek Jeter cards and being under at about 540 left to include 1 of 1's and the rare Topps Tek cards accounting for 100+ of the cards I need it will slow you down a lot.

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