I still collect cards, but not as much as I like because it is so expensive. Even though I make more money than I did when I was 12, I also have more expenses
But every once in a while I'll go to the store and drop $20-$30 on some packs on singles from eBay.
Just this past Friday I bought 1 pack of 1985 Topps ($4) and pulled a McGwire
Not that special a card anymore, but it was nice because it was the back of the first card you see when you peel back the wrapper. That;s the best feeling. Fortuantely it wasn't on the other side where the gum stuck to it.