1989 was probably the year that i purchased the fewest number of cards in my almost 39 years of collecting. i am pretty sure that i bought a single box of topps cards, and that was it. no fleer, no donruss, no score, no upper deck, and certainly no oddball issues like baseball talk. that's why i was recently pleased to receive this kirk gibson card from night owl.
these days, i'm good for buying a blaster or two of a few different products, and targeting singles through ebay, comc, sportlots, and trades. this trade netted me a black parallel 2012 topps allen & ginter mini of clayton kershaw
i'm not sure what 2017 holds in store as far as card purchases. i've already bought 7 cards this calendar year, but no packs. maybe i'll track spending like fuji and nick have discussed, just to see.
i do know that i will continue to refine my want lists in 2017 (coming soon 2004-2013 dodger wants), and i will remain open for trading!