I also went to my LCS for their Wednesday night auction. I spent less than $20 between the eBay purchase and the auction at my LCS.
I know $20 isn't much, but it was the straw that broke the camel's back. Okay, so the eBay purchase was the straw that broke the camel's back and my trip to the LCS was my last hurrah...at least for a while.
I made a decision that I need to stop spending money on my hobby for a while. It might be a month. It might be two. It might be more. I've just got some other things that need to be my priority right now.
I know what you're thinking. "This guy spent less than $20 bucks on his last hurrah? Lame!" All I will say is that I was outbid on a few items.
Now just because I'm not going to be spending money doesn't mean that I'm going to stop blogging. In fact, I've recently started blogging in a completely different way that should help me continue to put out posts on a regular basis.
I've got a trade or two, several eBay pick-ups, and some cards from my LCS, including the cards I purchased on Wednesday that I still need to post about.
I'm also going to start blogging periodically about some of the roughly 50,000 basketball, football, and hockey cards that I have accumulated over the years that haven't ever been featured on my blog.
The time that I used to spend browsing eBay and comc.com as well as time spent traveling to and from card shops will be put to good use organizing my collection.
I've got to catalog my Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza and other player collections.
I'm going to continue to work on organizing my mini collections.
I'm also going to sort through roughly 15,000 cards that my friend recently gave me when he moved.
I'm also going to try to thin out my collection by selling things either on eBay or comc.com.
I'm done spending money on the hobby for a while, which will be tough, but it'll be worth it and I'm excited about spending my time to better organize my collection and will continue to post on a regular basis.