Posting this week has been a little sporadic. An odd work schedule for me this week is a big reason for that. Having to get up at 3 in the morning on Wednesday, and then 330 AM today has really messed with my sleeping habits.
So, instead of having 6 posts like I normally would, I sacrificed a couple of posts and got some sleep. You could say that I purged the need to post every night.
Another need for purging came to me last week. I felt the need to start cleaning up and organizing the multitude of monster boxes that I have lying around in my bedroom. There are so many partial sets that haven't been looked at in almost a decade that it kind of made me a little sick to my stomach. I even have a monster box that is starting to fall apart; even cardboard that gets moved around a lot over a 15 year period is going to take a beating.
My goal was to take the cards that were in that box and either start putting sets together, or get rid of the cards. I didn't have the heart to throw the cards out, that didn't seem right. Having become more charitable over the past couple of years (thanks to my wife), I started thinking about donating some of the excess. I then remembered reading a long time ago about an organization that accepts donations and gets the cards out to children.
Commons4kids.org was the right thing for me. I gathered about 1000 cards, boxed them up, and sent them off. For the price of postage, I freed up some room, and did something good (in my opinion) for the hobby. Hopefully there is a kid or two out there that will get some enjoyment out of these cards and become a future collector.
I'm sure that as I look through more boxes I will find more stuff to donate, but clearing out a little more than one row from a 5000 count monster box is a good start.
I have to start making room for stuff that comes in that I want to have as part of my collection, like this..
"Collect Fleer trading cards, rated best in '84!" I went to a more reliable source to see if this was the truth.
Turns out they were right. What do I know?
Total spent on the hobby this week: $0
It looks as if I'll be on the cheap for a few weeks (hopefully) until the big Robert Morris card show in Pittsburgh the 3rd week of May.
thanks for reading, Robert