Vintage is the way to go. I buy and keep all my vintage. People like me and most the people on this board as well......... Eventually there will be a priemium on even low grade Mantles, Maris, Arron, Mays, Ryan and so on!
Real friends don't let friends buy retail.
Collecting rookie cards, vintage, Michigan State Spartans, BVG, BGS, and PSA graded cards.... And anything that catches my eye. GO GREEN GO WHITE