While my collecting interests are fairly broad they are also fairly well defined. I collect any and all SF Giants and USC Football Trojans. I have quite a few player collections (Willie McCovey, Vida Blue, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, Ben Petrick, Dave Parker as a Pirate, Chris Webber, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Roger Craig 49er version, Dwight Clark). I collect new sets and go after at least the flagship sets each year and other sets sporadically that I seem to enjoy. I collect vintage Topps sets, hoping to complete a run from 1970 to 1972 to complete the run since the year I was conceived. I also collect HOF Autos.
One great thing joining the blogging community has done for my collection is also broadened my collection into picking up cards that don't necessarily "fit" but that I just think are cool. I can recall trading some cards on the message boards that I really liked while thinking they just don't fit into my collection. Times have changed and this recent pickup is a perfect example.
This card doesn't "fit" into any specific area of my collection but it will be a treasured card and part of my collection forever. The broadening of my collecting spectrum is another reason I am thankful for this blogging community.