Question to all you player collectors who have over 1000 cards of your guy, with so many current players and retired superstars/hofers having thousands and thousands of cards to chase what do you go after and how do you go about it? Do you give yourself a sort of "allowance" to spend over a given period or is there anyone out there that actually has self control and just picks what they really like.
With my Tim Wakefield collection slowing down, because there just isn't much left I don't have, I have spent more time, effort and money on my craig biggio collection. When I started I had the idea that I would go by year, not moving on until I had "most" of a year before going to the next. I'm approaching 800 cards with no more than 50ish of those after 2000. I'm only missing 100 or so up until 97. For me this has been a different way to go about things and I've found it fun, more challenge along the way rather than leaving those ridiculous ones all for the end.
The bigger challenge for me is self control, I make a comfortable living and for the most part my wife doesn't hassle me over my hobby, but even still there are some purchases I make that I second guess if it was the best decision.
So, before I get even longer winded, how do you go about your larger player collection?