It was a fun video and he went on to discuss how buying Star Wars cereal didn't make much sense looking back, but at the time he was trying to be a completionist and collect everything relating to Star Wars Episode 2. If you want to watch the video by Nerdzoic you can click here.
I related to the video, not because I bought Star Wars cereal and party cups, but I had made some of the same collector mistakes.
It is a 2018 Panini Chronicles Classics partial rainbow. As you can see this parallel has very subtle color differences. The Classics logo is a different color and there is a foil stamp with a serial number. The gold is limited to 99 copies.
The purple is limited to 10 copies.
The base isn't numbered.
This card, in it's base form, brings me joy as it is a nice design and shows Cutch in his San Francisco uniform.
The back is nice as well.
The problem is with the color parallels.
It is almost like those old Highlights magazines with the "Spot the difference" feature.
The purple parallel is just as bad as the gold, but with the added pressure of being limited to only 10 copies and costing significant more than the base. For the very subtle difference of a purple Classics logo instead of the standard, fans can expect to pay 10x or more the base price. A Ronald Acuna /10 PSA9 is currently listed for nearly $700, but the base PSA10 recently sold for $70-$110.
I'll admit that I was lucky in that I didnt have to pay for the gold as I got it in a group break, but I did seek out the purple and paid just over $10 for the card.
And it doesn't bring me anymore joy to the collection than the base.
I have really cut back on adding new cards to the collection over the past month and it feels awesome to go through my binders and enjoy what I have instead of constantly focusing on what I don't have.
Have you made any collecting mistakes that you really regret?
Do you watch any YouTube videos or listen to any podcasts about collecting? If so, please recommend some channels to me.