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Wife complaining about Card Collecting
02-03-2013, 09:02 PM
Post: #11
RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
My wife thinks it's silly, but at the same time she understands it's my hobby.

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02-03-2013, 09:06 PM
Post: #12
RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
I sold an entire collection for a down payment on her engagement ring. Debate settled.

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02-03-2013, 09:32 PM
Post: #13
RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
Been married 22 years. I do what I want.

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02-03-2013, 09:34 PM
Post: #14
RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
My better half fully supports my collection and the fact that it takes up two bedroom. They even bought me a cool wall display case for 45 of my graded cards, and a bunch of Jeter inserts.

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02-03-2013, 09:40 PM
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RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
If I find a husband that collects we are in big trouble.

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02-03-2013, 10:16 PM
Post: #16
RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
My wife of 16 years tolerates my collecting at best. She is very concerned that when I pass she will be left with thousands of dollars worth of cardboard that she won't know what to do with. Every time I show her a pricey card and tell her what it's value is, she lets me know what else I could have for that amount of money. My Mantle card would pay off the truck. My Mays card would pay for a tropical vacation. My Bonds game-used would get us a new tv. My Pujols rookie would fill the oil tanks. My Clemente rookie would replace the sofa and my Koufax rookie would cover the property taxes. Not fun discussions.

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02-03-2013, 10:34 PM
Post: #17
RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
(02-03-2013 10:16 PM)zeprock Wrote:  My wife of 16 years tolerates my collecting at best. She is very concerned that when I pass she will be left with thousands of dollars worth of cardboard that she won't know what to do with. Every time I show her a pricey card and tell her what it's value is, she lets me know what else I could have for that amount of money. My Mantle card would pay off the truck. My Mays card would pay for a tropical vacation. My Bonds game-used would get us a new tv. My Pujols rookie would fill the oil tanks. My Clemente rookie would replace the sofa and my Koufax rookie would cover the property taxes. Not fun discussions.

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02-03-2013, 11:03 PM (This post was last modified: 02-03-2013 11:09 PM by JRMdawg311.)
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RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
I think that brings up a good reason to have documentation on our collections of just how much it's worth and how much to reasonably expect to get from selling it should something happen to us. The best option to have would be to pass it down within the family to a member that loves collecting as much as we do. If that weren't an option the easiest thing to do is have a trustworthy friend who has knowledge of collecting to be able to handle the selling of the collection should there be no one to pass it on to. If that's also not a option, itemizing at least the big cards within our collection would be the best option to have so that immediate family could know what's in the collection. I haven't thought about it to in depth but I would like to hear others ideas. I would just hate for my wife to get low balled for my collection from some shady dealer in the case that something happened to me.

Getting back on topic... my wife is understanding of my collection. The way I've explained it is that every man needs to have his hobby whether it be restoring cars, motorcycles, hunting, guns, snowboarding, golf or whatever else. All of it costs money and that's what it boils down to. As long as I'm honest and reasonable about it (money spent) she doesn't mind my collecting. She has her spending and I have mine. One helpful thing is that her dad has always collected military memorabilia from Civil War to WWII (and has a quite impressive collection) so she somewhat understands it.

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02-03-2013, 11:26 PM
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RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
(02-03-2013 12:05 PM)corbin21 Wrote:  Just wondering if there other guys like me that enjoy collecting cards, but have a wife/girl friend that doesn't see the value. My wife has mentioned several times that when I die, the cards will be in the trash. Which is going to make some rubbish collector a very wealthy man. Many of my friends have mentioned they would take the cards when I die, nice guys. Let me know if your wives are any different then mine, or maybe they are the perfect wife and are into collecting cards with you. Just wondering out loud...........
Well does she collect anything like bobby pins or Crystal ? if she does tell her when she dies that you are going to throw here collection away. LOL

Seriously with the collection I have I have everything marked and try to keep it up to date as much as possible. I always take the January's Beckett and put it with my collection and circle the baseball card man page and for her to call. I have a list for her to read to convince him to come and see it and possibly buy the collection. Lets face it I might not be here tomorrow so she needs this information. Or she can give each 3 kids the cards if they want them.

If you keep your collection in one spot you dont hear much complaining. I know I lived that 3 years ago and still trying to organize but the cards are in one spot (mostly)

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02-03-2013, 11:28 PM
Post: #20
RE: Wife complaining about Card Collecting
My wife is an ex collegiate athlete (national champion swimmer for Auburn) so she is a big sports fan Braves, Falcons, etc. like me and has no problem with the hobby. I am basically out of collecting now due to to time and money constraints but she used to help me sort and organize after we would break a box together and after that she would leave me to my scanning, uploading, catagorizing, selling, trading, etc.

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