It's a question that I hear more and more these days, are the days of the pure collector gone with the explosion of the hobby? In the past 3-4 years we now hear turns like 'investment' or 'speculation' when describing the new NBA rookie class which have brought in a new breed of collector.
I've been collecting for over 20 years, so well and truly fit within the term 'Old School Collector'. I love my Ray Allen personal collection (PC) and chase the older products like Upper Deck. It's the way I get most enjoyment out of the hobby.
So one thing is for sure, the hobby is evolving. I am as enthusiastic as ever for the hobby I enjoy and can't wait to see what the next 10 years brings. Grading cards, NFT's, what could be next?
Finally, if you have any nice Upper Deck cards you would like to do an old-fashioned trade for, hit me up on my Instagram!
May the Mojo be with you all,