Friday, July 10, 2015

Fantasy Foolishness

Don't worry, I'm not going to subject you to my fantasy baseball angst. I'm doing fine, thanks. But I do want to expose some of my stupidity that comes from collecting players I own combined with my  'obsessive/compulsive collecting disorder'..... OCCD if you will.

Once I pick up a player my singular goal is to get a card of him into the binder. This has led to some overspending in the past. Here is the most egregious example:


I drafted Ryu when he was just a twinkle in Don Mattingly's eye. The only card he had at that point (at least the only one available online) was this Korean one so naturally I bought it. I wasn't quite $10, but it was close. Soon afterwards there were any number of mainstream cards of him available on COMC for 47 cents. 

Here are two more examples:



Both of these cards were among the few available when I grabbed these guys for my team and both were sort of pricey. I little bit of patience would have saved me some money.

The corollary to all this is my other 'obsession'.....I want the card of a player in my binder to reflect the team the player is with when I have him rostered. Which means I knew I'd be replacing these cards eventually anyway. And yet I still over-spent. Is there any hope at all for me?

That second need, to have a representative card of a player, is my next post.