If that post title doesn't get your attention I don't know what will. Now that baseball is over until Spring Training and the companies aren't releasing a new baseball product every week, I'm trying to turn my attention to getting some wantlists together and trading (ok, I've been doing the trading part). Reading some other bloggers posts about trimming back their collections or trying to limit themselves to team, player or set collecting, I started wondering about how much your spouse or significant other affects your collecting habits.
I had issues in the past with my wife and my collecting, but that was a money thing, not the collection itself. Now, instead of busting everything and breaking the bank, I'm more selective and on a budget. My wife is okay with that as long as I stay within the budget. And I don't leave the cards laying all over the office.
How does your spouse/significant other treat your collection? Is it just your thing and she stays out of it altogether? Is it a nuisance or is she glad you have a hobby to pursue? Is budget a primary concern or no big deal? I'm not trying to get into your financial business, just curious about the way they influence your collecting habits. My wife would never buy me cards, out of the blue or for birthday/Christmas etc. She doesn't care what cards I "pull" or get in a trade. She was reluctant to even let my oldest son get involved, but didn't put up to much resistance when he showed interest.
**Note** I'm not discriminating against the lady collectors out there by saying wife/she throughout the post. I just happen to be a guy married to a lady. Don't take offense, I'm interested in your opinion just as much as the guy's opinions. And if you're single, enjoy the hobby unrestricted by the influence of others while you can!!