2006 Ultimate Collection Griffey JR/Jeter/Bay Triple Auto /50
Back when I got my first "real job" it was pretty common for me to buy cards like this. I was single and was card crazy. Nowadays these type of premium cards are a once or twice a year event that usually centers around birthday or Christmas time.
I purchased this card back in the early fall as a birthday present to myself. Over the years I've had a few of these slip through my fingers including a failed in person trade at a card shop. It probably was a blessing is disguise as Bay's star would fade due to injury. This probably helped in making the card more affordable.
Thanks to blogging I really don't have that crazy drive to add cards like this anymore. I think it helped me realize that I can have a collection I like without having the buy the latest and greatest. Don't get me wrong I love getting these premium cards (and I especially love this Bay card), but I get the same enjoyment from finding a cool 90's insert or a $7 Starling Marte auto.
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