After returning to the show on Sunday to look through a box of cards that a seller had forgotten to bring the day before, I wandered the floor looking for bargains to consume more of the money that remained in my pocket. I spent a little time at one table where the guy was making deals. As I was looking through his vintage I noticed a lonely stack of cards that I thought my wife might like, so I asked how much he wanted for them. When he responded "5 dollars", I handed over a Lincoln.
Now, I know what you are thinking. This is one of the hallmarks of addiction. Justifying your behavior by blaming someone else. That may be true, but not in this case. I swear. No seriously, these are for my wife. Honest.
My wife is a huge Star Wars fan. Not, huge as in collecting all the merchandise, but huge as in she was one of those kids that saw the movie multiple times when it first came out in 1977. Me? Not so much. It was probably over a year after it was released before I finally saw it.
So, when I saw these cards I had to get them for her. She seemed to like them, so yesterday, I put them into Ultra-Pro sheets and a binder. Of course, as I sorted through them, I had the typical Topps experience: nothing even remotely close to a complete series and plenty of duplicates. Yay!
Now I guess I am going to have to start searching around for more of these cards, so I can complete the set for her. No, really, for her.
What? You don't believe me?