When buying cards, I really make an effort to stick to my collections. And it shouldn't be too hard, after all. Over the last few years, my collections have gone from "Pirates. The End." to include two college teams, the rest of Pittsburgh's pro sports, a few dozen mini collections and childhood player collections, and the catch-all of "it just looks cool." And as some of you are probably aware, COMC can be kryptonite to the undisciplined collector. Thaaat's me.
My latest COMC haul included a couple dozen cards that fit here, there, and everywhere into my collection. I mean how can any true collector pass up an autograph of an all-time great for $5? Cheesy food issue and lacking logos aside, it's Frank freaking Robinson.
The packs were all duds. I got a pile of base cards (some of which would become TTM autographs a few years later), but missed out on the elusive autograph from a beautiful and groundbreaking set. When I saw this one on COMC with a $4 price tag, I couldn't pass it up. A Seattle Pilots uniform would have been nice, but this is definitely one of my new favorite cards. And if I ever hit the lottery, it's a set I'll be chasing down.