It occurs to me...
There are better looking autos in 2012 Tier One with lower numbers and no real chipping problems. When I look at the autos on eBay they really don't deserve a pumped up price when they are /99, etc.
Five Star really hasn't upped the bar or gone into a classier realm with what's coming out overall. Yes, some big hits will placate reviewers but I'm not so thrilled.
I may not be the oldest member here but I paid $8. an auto and shook Joe DiMaggio's hand at the Armenian Church in NYC once.
Guitars, fishing, and trading cards, safer than a lot of other habits.