The insert craze continues on and on. I basically quit collecting back around '98 due to it. I used to buy sealed boxes and trade the inserts for cards that I wanted with equivalent prices. Unfortunately, the prices of boxes and the value of cards got way out of hand for me. Remember the Flair #1 of 1 inserts? Ridiculous idea to me. I understand producing some limited editions and a few inserts to help boost interest and sales, but it just got way too far out of hand for me. A good example:
'96 Bowman's Best made a Mirror Image insert series. The one I wanted and got was the Mirror Image of Pudge and Piazza. 2 other guys were on the card too, Ben Davis and someone else that I can't remember. Anyway, after landing the regular insert card, I then had to get the Refractor version, and then the Atomic Refractor version.
That's just one insert series out of many. Way too much for me. Maybe I'll get back into cards again, but with so much out there, and the ridiculous prices, it just doesn't interest me as much as it used to.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....