You know what it is that I find so satisfying about my sampler album? It's the feeling that when I'm working on it, I'm engaged in a true hobby. So much of the time when I'm buying cards, I feel like I'm just accumulating with no end purpose other than to just have a bunch of cards. Don't get me wrong, there's something to be said for accumulating, and I'm not poo-pooing that aspect of this hobby, and I won't stop that aspect of the hobby. Maybe it's time for me to re-visit my "food pyramid" analogy and see if it still holds water for me (coincidentally, I wrote that post 2 years ago yesterday!).
The sampler album feels like a project that, while it will never be truly complete, I can monitor progress like I'm building a set, but there is flexibility and a bit of the unknown in it's future, kind of like busting wax.
Anyway, enough blathering. Here are a few cards I picked up for the album the other day at Cleve's:
I guess it was Yankee day at Cleve's, because I also picked up this 1956 Don Larsen. My 1956 page was already full, so I was able to change out one of the commons for this guy.