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Old 10-11-2017, 12:35 AM
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Default What do you do when you can't find anything to add?

Was curious to know what people (in this kind of spot) find themselves doing.

Over the last few months for me, almost nothing has come across any of the major auction houses or eBay that I really feel I would want in my collection. My Jackie Robinson/integration themed collection has most of the "major" pieces I am interested in, except for a few items that I expect will be exceedingly difficult to find. Almost no vintage lineup cards of any sort have been listed, and there has been little in the way of WWII-related baseball items.

For me, as I left my previous job a few months back, and have been working on launching a business, the timing has been fortuitous, and I would not be in a position to buy much of anything if items I was looking for did show up.

That said, how do you handle slow times in your collecting? Do you save up money for when the (inevitable) rush comes? Do you expand out and buy other random items? Do you try to find another area to collect?

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Old 10-11-2017, 06:37 AM
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Jeff,

That is a very good question. What I would recommend is to pick out another side project that is easy to complete and something that is inexpensive. Therefore, you're getting the best of both worlds... Saving up for your main focus, and having fun completing something.

Just my .02

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The same happened for me and I haven't been able to meaningfully add to my card collection in months. I picked up a side project but hit the same stumbling block. My recommendation is to use your free time to read about the hobby. i know I am on Net54 more frequently and considering picking back up one of my books.
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Maybe people who were influential in Robinson's career?

Clyde sukeforth, the scout?

Dixie Howell teammate

George Shuba "the handshake"?




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Consider a new area to collect. Consider trying something totally different.
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I often hit the stumbling block. I try to pay attention to things outside my comfort zone, and during down periods I dabble there. Sometimes for a day, a week, or a few months. Some of my favorite cards I have acquired during this period. Maybe inconsistent with "T206Collector" but I try to keep an open mind.
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I try to enjoy having a little borrowed time to spend with the things on my "sell to fund the next purchase" list.

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For me, card collecting took over when my other collecting endeavors and hobbies slowed down. So, maybe look into another hobby?

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Was curious to know what people (in this kind of spot) find themselves doing.

Over the last few months for me, almost nothing has come across any of the major auction houses or eBay that I really feel I would want in my collection. My Jackie Robinson/integration themed collection has most of the "major" pieces I am interested in, except for a few items that I expect will be exceedingly difficult to find. Almost no vintage lineup cards of any sort have been listed, and there has been little in the way of WWII-related baseball items.

For me, as I left my previous job a few months back, and have been working on launching a business, the timing has been fortuitous, and I would not be in a position to buy much of anything if items I was looking for did show up.

That said, how do you handle slow times in your collecting? Do you save up money for when the (inevitable) rush comes? Do you expand out and buy other random items? Do you try to find another area to collect?
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