I ended up laying wide away all night just thinking on what to do and where I could go. I do feel great knowing that there are so many people out there that enjoy my random thoughts about nothing, that made my year so far! Thanks! Today I wrote down my pros and cons about collecting so I can really see if my heart is still in this. Here is what I came up with:
1. Collect ONLY baseball cards.
2. Getting rid of all hockey, football and basketball cards. That should reduce my hoard by about 30,000, so if you want to lay claims on certain players or teams for trade let me know.
3. I need to get rid of cards I have doubles, triples...etc. For example, does one really need 25+ 1987 Topps Barry Bonds Rookie Cards?
4. Buy less blaster boxes, more hobby. I need to stop buying $20 boxes of crap with the same cards over and over again, just buy a damn hobby box. That retail card isle is like crack to me, I can't go to any store without hitting that isle a few times a visit. 9 times out of 10, I'm let down and wish I had that $20 back. If I goto Wal-Mart three times a week, that could be 3 or 4 blaster boxes...may not get any thing good for $80, or I can just buy one hobby box for less.
All said and done, maybe a divorce isn't what the doctor ordered, but maybe just by me venting that there have been some things about the hobby and sports has gotten me down. Maybe just sometimes venting every now and then may just get that monkey off my back, instead of carrying it around till I'm sick of it.
This month I am going to make a much much better trade bait page in efforts to get rid of all those extra boxes of cards to help reduce my collection into something much more manageable. Also, I will still be doing my breaks monthly...and thanks again everyone for that VERY much needed jolt in my collection arm. As for my health, I did get some bad news about the progression of my illness but I am combating that with stopping drinking ALL soda including diet, no junk food, no fast food, eating healthy and exercising I don't really think I'm over weight, I'm 6' 1" and weighed 260, but I needed to make some real lifestyle changes. In just TWO weeks I have lost 20 pounds, and now at 240! No, losing weight will not make my illnesses change, but it could slow down the pace of progression, plus it will just make me feel better. Me feeling better would make me able to hopefully once again get out and do much more with my wife and kids.
For those who are waiting or have been waiting for my Feb Break Details...I will have them posted later tonight! Thanks to the ones who were in the past two months breaks, sorry Buckstore for the mix up with having left off the customs label, you will get your cards by early next week with some extras!