Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Information overload

The internet is a great and powerful tool, and I've been fortunate to have access to it for the better part of the past 15 years.  With the internet, I've met a lot of great people, and some that aren't so great.

That's life in a nutshell, internet or no internet.  You're going to meet some great people, and you're going to run into some assholes.

Speaking of assholes, opinions have been compared to them.  Everyone has one of them, and more often than not they can be a little bit shitty.  But what's great about the internet is that you have access to thousands of these opinions.

What I realized tonight is a problem that I have to deal with.  The ability to take these opinions and enjoy them for their entertainment value.   The information overload that I've inflicted on myself because there are so many opinions is my own fault, as is the inability to process the opinions properly. 

Most of the time I will look at opinions about a certain card, certain set or certain player and take them as the gospel.  It's time for that to end

I like what I like.  I guess it's as simple as that.  Whether it be a modern release such as 2013 Heritage:

Or an older set such as 1970 Topps that isn't as widely collected:

It's multi player rookie card night just in case you hadn't noticed
If I like it, I'm going to collect it.  Simple as that.

Keep on writing your opinions.  My recent realization that what you're writing is purely entertainment and doesn't belong in the Book of Genesis will help me to enjoy what you're saying even more.

Even if I don't agree with it. 

thank you for reading, Robert


  1. Opinions are just that. Opinions. They are not fact. Collect and enjoy what you want. I've read posts that destroy cards and sets that I enjoy. So what? It's their opinion, not mine. I love a lot of the "junk wax". A lot hate it. I collect what I want and so should you. It's your collection, you don't need to defend it to me.

  2. My favorite part of blogging is reading the feedback on my posts. Even when fellow collector's don't agree... it's still fun to read other people's perspectives. You definitely have the right idea... it's pure entertainment. Keep on... keepin' on.

  3. amen. i don't understand why many bloggers seem to care about the opinions of others when it comes to what they collect. collect what you like. and, i like both this year's heritage and the 1970 set. i won't be collecting heritage this year, but i do have a complete 70 set that i finished off a few years ago. i've got a post coming today of one of those tristar signa cuts that almost everybody hates. but i like 'em and i buy the ones i especially like.