I don’t know yet whether I will write about all the reasons why, but I have decided that I am essentially done with the hobby. It started with an incredibly off-putting (I actually found it very insulting, but I think that was unintentional on the part of the lackey who I conversed with) Twitter exchange with a Topps PR person over this year’s Heritage Art Mahaffey autograph card and just evolved from there. I’m going to keep some of the collection — the parts that actually mean something to me — but I still don’t know yet what that means or how many cards that entails. In the meantime, I’m making a bunch of easy decisions about which cards to part with.
If anyone is interested, you can see my current eBay auctions by clicking here.
I’m just seeing this and I’m genuinely sorry to read that you’re moving on. Thanks for all of your prior posts, the Philles Database project and the cards you’ve added to my collection and I hope our paths cross again!
I’m sorry to hear the news too. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog these past few years. I hope you come back to the hobby at some point. In the meantime, I also hope you keep your site up as it remains an excellent resource! (And please do write an explanatory column.)