You might be thinking, "what, someone else collects this stuff?" In fact, yes. they do.
While speaking with him and comparing our collections, I think it fueled a bit of a fire in me to best his collection. He has a ton of high end cut autographs, low numbered cards, bat cards and some vintage. Nothing short of a great collection.
I really enjoy talking with him (almost daily) and asking for advice on purchases, prices etc. If you don't know someone who collects the same way you do, I highly recommend you reach out to them for their friendship, guidance and knowledge.
So I've been buying. Also probably aided by my being unemployed since early January. With time comes opportunity. And with opportunity, comes a hot streak.
Everything below is what I've acquired since early January, with two more cards coming this and next week: