As I said in my previous post, I've decided to not leave the hobby behind as I get ready for my upcoming job search. That's the theory anyway.
My observation is that collecting baseball cards is a hobby driven by emotion. Seriously, can you see a Vulcan engaging in this hobby? Of course not. But, I have found that emotions run both ways. Even knowing that I have over 9 months to go and that being out of work doesn't represent an existential financial threat, it has been exceedingly difficult to even open the purse strings. As an example, I was planning on heading down to the 600 table Dallas card show a few weekends ago to look for some vintage commons and trade bait to use in my autographed Fleer project. But, my wife's card needed a $1,500 repair and that gave me the reason I was probably unconsciously looking for to not go to the show.
But, here is a recent arrival:
And there is the payoff. An sheet of 27 trading cards of the key players from that season. Out of curiosity, I looked to see how many different players appeared for the Yankees in 1977, The answer was 36, so the 26 players shown in these cards represents nearly 3/4 of the total. For laughs, I looked to see how many players appeared for the Yankees this season, which is only 2/3 over. The answer is 56, 28 of which were pitchers.