I'm part of the player collector crowd with my Jimmy Howard project and lately I've had 1/1's on my mind. Up until recently, I had only come across one of them on ebay (not counting the mislabeled 1/1 printing plates) that went for a pretty good price. Now, in the last two weeks I've come across three of them.
I bid on one only to be outbid by $0.50 at the very last second. That may have been the most pissed off I've been about an auction ever, which is part of the reason for this post. It got me thinking about how much I should actually care about pursuing 1/1's as part of my Howard collection, or any player collection for that matter.
Part of me is upset because I will most likely never see that card again, but at the same time the other part of me thinks how can I realistically expect to get every Howard card ever made? There are just so many 1/1's and low-numbered parallels today it's ridiculous.
That being said, I don't think it's unrealistic to think I can acquire at least a single 1/1 for my Howard collection, right?
What do you guys think about counting all of these 1/1's toward your player collection totals. At this point, I don't include them because I know I will never have them all. I'm guessing that's the norm, but I wanted to get some other opinions on this one.