I have come to be quite reluctant in pulling the trigger on any single card on my want list --- or even updating my singles --- over the last year based on a working hypothesis, SWAG, or a very primitive theory.
That theory is that once I send some cash and the ever gouging S&H to somebody out there on eBay or Sportlots ---- ultimately some kind soul will then send all their Tigers my way, and 'lo and behold within this lot will be the card I recently ordered.
Case in point....
I wrote about a recent post obtaining this card around December 8th via purchase, to round out my 1973 Topps team set....
A couple days later, a lot of Tigers arrived, maybe from Johnny's Trading Spot, with this card.
Now I have a dupe, no problem. But, maybe I should just wait and let the trading card world sort itself out before I load up on the bay again? No biggie.
Then another lot showed up, with this card...
I go from needing this card, to owning three within a week. Weird.
No biggie, patience. patience. patience will be the key to 2015
Hot Corner, Pat