* Note everyone has their own interptation of the word "supercollector"...this is my 2 cents *
Although I've never said "Super" ever about my collection (I use Ultimate
), I think in order to be one you need: PASSION (FOCUS, DEDICATION and DETERMINATION), TIME, MONEY and ENJOYMENT!Focus - EQUALS NO boundaries AND a goal of 100% Completion!!!
...willing get anything and everything. None of that "I only collect AUTOS" or "I don't count Printing Plates" stuff!!! Making excuses will not be considered "super". SO it entails collecting base, parallels, inserts, autos, GU, #1/1s, printing plates, variants, sheets, memorabilia, etcDedication - When your FOCUS is tested, but you DO NOT waver!
For example, when you have to $20 purchase to make a between your player #1/50 insert card and a Triple Auto of Frank Gore, Moats and Fason #/15!!!! And there IS no second guess which one you want...the #1/50 insert of YOUR player.Determination - as in the unwillingness to give up hope on obtaining a card.
Perhaps a card is "Priced too high" or "you just got sniped"...however, you are determined to working out a deal to obtain said card at some point. In fact, neogiations are often started immediately. Passion IS Focus, Dedication and Determination all rolled up into one.
Other factors are TIME and MONEY.Time - Sticking with the collection at ALL times
- through peaks and valleys OVER a course of MANY YEARS
(not several months, not when he's OLNY HOT, not when he's affordable, not when he's on a specific team, etc). In addition, the collection should hoover around 90% completion.
Why 90%?!? If you were grading a term paper or what not...that is an "A" score. Money - collecting WITHIN YOUR MEANS, but NEVER swaying away from your PASSION! SO it's not HOW MUCH $ you have but HOW IT is SPENT!All the factors above can ONLY equal "super collector" if IT ALSO BRINGS ENJOYMENT to YOU!!!!
So complaining about anything above such as "it cost to much" "there's to much product" voids the enjoyment and the title!