Well we started over and had a blast, we finished the Topps Series 1 2006 set and my son is awaiting the Series 2 set so we can do that one. The box was cheap and he had a great time putting them in binders....
As for the relics/autos/GU stuff, I find that instead of spending the $85 on a box to get a random one, we go online and find the players he likes and bid on them...so far a Jeter GU pants for 10 and a Posada GU bat for 3....not bad and he is happy and the wallet is still full....
Thanks to all here for the advice!!
"We collected as kids so as adults we should do it for the fun of it! No one ever retired on his card collection, unless he had a Honus!"
(Hits, HR, RBI, SB, TB - W, IP, SV, K, ER)
7 Pitchers, 1 each Pos + 4 OF, 1DH