The song is not anywhere close to the genre that I listen to. However, I know the song and if you think Alicia Keys isn't amazing, you are just wrong. This is coming from a country music guy.
Why did I choose this? I've always been about lyrics when it comes to my music.
"I keep on fallin'
In and out of love
Sometimes I love ya
Sometimes you make me blue
Sometimes I feel good
At times I feel used"
That's how I feel about aspects of my collecting right now. I'll start with the card pickup in this post. This was a purchase from feebay that showed up last week.
|2016-17 Upper Deck Printing Plates Black #348 Andrew Shaw|
For the third time in 18 or so months, I'm seriously thinking about giving up on The Andrew Shaw Project. I've stuck with it, but I just don't know anymore. It's not just the Shaw cards either, it's the modern cards in general.
I go through phases where I just want to go to vintage. It's more fun. Then, I start slowly picking up more modern and I'm back. The last time I decided to give modern a whirl, I told myself that set building again would be fun. It was okay, but it's not really a challenge. Buy a couple of boxes, complete a base set, put it into an album and forget about it.
The set-building process itself is fun. After that, there's nothing else there. It's just "stuff" for me. I have no emotional attachment. However, when I go through my vintage cards, I remember the excitement of winning a lot of particular cards (and also a set from 1960 that I won). I don't have those memories on the modern. It's just stuff I've acquired.
Currently I'm in once of those moods where I'm wondering "what if?" What if I hadn't spent the money to put together Upper Deck and Parkhurst hockey sets this year and had instead put that $xxx into a beautiful pre-war card? I change my mind as often as Texas weather. Or as much as a woman. Whichever one you prefer.
Part of what has me questioning myself again is some of the pickups I made over the weekend. You'll see them in the coming days. They are beautiful to me. They are sports history. They aren't shiny, but I'm okay with that.
I don't know yet which direction I will take at this fork in the road. I do need to make a decision though. What I do know is that if someone made me a serious, quality, legitimate offer for most of the shiny stuff I have, I'd take it. I can't say I'd do the same with the pre-1988 items that I have.
Happy collecting, friends!