Collecting to get the #1 set...or not...
I've been away from collecting since the early 80's, so graded cards are a new area for me.
When you, or others collect on the Registry, is it your goal to get the #1 set? Is it a "friendly" competition or is it kind of serious? I put up the start of my team set, sent some emails to the other collectors to say hello, but didn't get one response. Not sure what to make of that.
A friend of a friend has a pretty nice 40's basketball set he is breaking up. He sold three cards to the #2 guy for something like $4k. Thing is, he will never be close to the #1 set. I guess to me, that would kind of take the fun out of it from the get go.
And when you decide to collect a set, is completion the object? I see lots of "sets" that are 20% complete. Not sure if these guys are really looking to complete their sets?
Are a lot of these sets, sold off eventually? In one lot or do they do set breaks?
Thoughts? Just trying to get into the mind of the collector.