Thursday, August 9, 2012


Wow, I spent way too much on cards in July.  The two culprits were Fanfest in Kansas City and Bowman Platinum releasing this month.    I don't feel too bad about the Fanfest purchases, since that was kind of my National.  But those Platinum rack packs add up pretty quickly, and I need to settle down in August.

It felt like I was spending money on cards every day towards the end of July, and, turns out I was:

I know by comparison I am a small time spender.  I haven't bought a pricey hobby box in years, and my purchases are pretty modest,  but this is still more than I feel comfortable spending in a mont's time.

I spread my purchases around pretty evenly by category too:

Again, Bowman Platinum explains why 2012 Wax was the heaviest category.  "Set Builder" is anything that I bought to work on the sets on my master checklist.  The complete set was the 2012 Topps Factory Set I got at Fanfest.

I really need to move the needle to where Cleve's is getting the lion's share of my card purchases.  Purchases from his auctions are always more satisfying than rack packs at Walmart. 

I'm not making any big promises to completely stop spending in August (sorry lovely wife, I know you are reading this) but I'm going to make it a point to dramatically slow down. 


The Lost Collector said...

Spend more, Professor Doon.

Napkin Doon said...

Lost Collector. Of all the people in the blogosphere I knew you would be the "bad influence."