I'll get to the "IT" part in a minute.
If you were around for the start of Play at the Plate, you know I had a stack, no, make that a mountain, of trades to post. I'm getting dangerously close to that stage again and will be making it up to you guys when I replace my scanner. If you've mailed me something and wondered if I got it, I probably did and it's in a pile of opened packages just waiting to be shown off.
Now, for the real point of this post.
I mentioned earlier today, in my State O' the Sphere follow up post, that the Topps monopoly is ruining this hobby. I want to expound on that thought, but first I want to know what you think about it.
Is the monopoly really that big a deal? Is it just a blip on the hobby radar or is it strangling what is already a struggling hobby? How has it affected your buying habits?
I'll give you my thought in the follow-up, but I will say this. The monopoly is going to change the way I approach the hobby in 2011.
So...what are your thoughts?