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Old 10-25-2017, 07:33 AM
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... I proposed to my fiancee.

As I'm working on my Hall of Fame PC project, I've grown frustrated with some of these bigger cards (particularly in the T206 set) getting further and further away from me in price. Young, Cobb, Johnson, etc., have all popped significantly in the last 6 months to a year. Yesterday, I made the executive decision to snag one of them, and found myself a Young from a great Net54 member. I told him I'd take it, then instantly prayed that my fiancee wouldn't slaughter me (it's Halloween season; she could set my body outside and nobody would know the difference ).

When my fiancee got home from work, we talked for a few minutes about her day, and then I said, "Don't be mad..." Her instant, playful response was, "What. Did. You. Buy?!" It was said with a smile on her face, in a playful manner. I shyly told her a T206 Cy Young, which prompted a "HOW MUCH DID YOU SPEND...," again in a playful manner. I told her the amount, and she grabbed my arms and started squeezing, continuously repeating the number, getting louder and louder each time and squeezing harder with each decibel increase. It was all done in a playful manner, and when she let go she said, "I'm just kidding. I don't care. " It wasn't an I-don't-care trap, either; it was sincere.

I then explained to her why I bought it, emphasizing the investment aspect and stating that if we ever need the money, it's a liquid asset. She asked if I was going to get it graded (yes, she knows what grading is), to which I answered yes. Then she said, "Get those other big cards."



I. Was. Speechless. And exuberant. Yet still speechless.

And that concludes my story, bragging about my insanely gorgeous and awesome fiancee.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:43 AM
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She sounds like a total winner. My advice, as someone who has been married 17+ years, has three kids, mortgage, etc -- establish who you are and what you are about now, because her graciousness regarding large cardboard purchases may not always be there as your relationship and your family grow.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:48 AM
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She sounds like a total winner. My advice, as someone who has been married 17+ years, has three kids, mortgage, etc -- establish who you are and what you are about now, because her graciousness regarding large cardboard purchases may not always be there as your relationship and your family grow.
this is what my wife and I did early on while dating.... she understands my passions and i hers....
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:51 AM
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She sounds like a total winner. My advice, as someone who has been married 17+ years, has three kids, mortgage, etc -- establish who you are and what you are about now, because her graciousness regarding large cardboard purchases may not always be there as your relationship and your family grow.
Well said.

Although I'm still shocked by her graciousness with recent purchases considering we have a wedding to pay for and she wants a privacy fence install in our backyard.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:59 AM
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Well said.

Although I'm still shocked by her graciousness with recent purchases considering we have a wedding to pay for and she wants a privacy fence install in our backyard.
That Sir is a well laid trap. Been down this exact path before. Get that fence done and start saving a little for the wedding in a savings account. Then when you buy a card you can say you're not interfering with plans.
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good for you hold on to that one
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Kyle- Sounds like you found a keeper. It was only a year or two after I got married (around 22 yrs ago) that I started collecting cards again and had some of the same reactions. My first big card was a PSA 7 T205 Johnson I bought from Scott Brockelman before I even knew him, at a local show. I told my wife some of the same things......and it was true. Years Later I did a deal in Wylie Texas, at a Taco Bell, and doubled my money on that card. As I recall it didn't have great centering, it wasn't a keeper.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:11 AM
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That Sir is a well laid trap. Been down this exact path before. Get that fence done and start saving a little for the wedding in a savings account. Then when you buy a card you can say you're not interfering with plans.
Already ahead of ya. Haha. We do have a decently funded savings account for the wedding, and I have monthly deposits into it. I'm also paying for a majority of her wedding dress (her mom is covering some as well), and am buying 2 wedding bands for her instead of one (her engagement ring looks better with the 2 bands). The fence is the trap, and she already shutdown my plan to build a work bench for the garage, but I'll get that work bench eventually. She also has some good Christmas gifts coming.

Trust me, my card purchases are well calculated beyond the value and investment aspects.

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good for you hold on to that one
No plans of letting her go. Thank you!

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Kyle- Sounds like you found a keeper. It was only a year or two after I got married (around 22 yrs ago) that I started collecting cards again and had some of the same reactions. My first big card was a PSA 7 T205 Johnson I bought from Scott Brockelman before I even knew him, at a local show. I told my wife some of the same things......and it was true. Years Later I did a deal in Wylie Texas, at a Taco Bell, and doubled my money on that card. As I recall it didn't have great centering, it wasn't a keeper.
I see what you did there... You put the ring on her finger BEFORE starting your collecting habits back up, making her escape (if she wanted to) more difficult and messier.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:37 AM
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HAHA! I wish you all the best.

My now fiancee used to make fun of me for collecting baseball cards. Needless to say after the first few months I took her on the National trip with me and she has not really said a word about my meager spending
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My wife got to stay home with our first born for her first year based on the profits from cards so she's a happy camper when she sees a package being sent out. If you find a spouse who loves cards as much as you hang on to her.
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