Why Do You Card Collect? My Process Of Quitting.
by, 08-14-2012 at 02:10 PM (939 Views)
When I was about 11, I became obsessed with the NFL. I have played soccer my whole life and still do (currently a freshman in high school and on varsity) but there was something about football that I loved. As I got into it more and more and began playing Madden, I learned about many new players. My favorite was Charles Tillman. I then went about buying packs, trying to get a card of my favorite player. It was EXTREMELY addicting and at this point I didn't even no game used cards existed, let alone autographs so I was ecstatic if I pulled a Tom Brady Topps Base card :P. As I grew older, I realized base cards were worth nothing and ordered a few cheap no name players off ebay with my Dad. (These were game used) I was now hooked and busted packs and ordered cards whenever I could. For about 2 months last year, it became an addiction basically. I bough cards too expensive like a Cam Newton autograph card for 70 with no parental permission. I would put the money in a pwe and meet the mailman on the street and the return address was to my friend's house where I picked it up around a week later. Yes, this does sound sad. I wasn't a loser at all though, I had a lot of friends at school, a girlfriend and my sporting career was going well, but when I got home all I good think about was cards, I put off my homework ad my grades dropped. That's when I decided to quit once and for all. I quit my you tube channel (which was fairly successful; link will be below) and left this site and shut down my ebay for good. Since I stopped, my life has been more enjoyable and less stressful. Card collecting is a VERY time consuming and addicting hobby. If it isn't fun for you anymore, you take a break or quit. Trust me, it's better without it.
*This is probably poorly written and I left A LOT of details out and since it's so late at night, I don't even have the time to reread and edit it...Anyways sorry for the bad writing and pease comment why you collect down below.*