Thanks Dale, I appreciate it. I know what you mean, I'm not sure if it is worth letting go of them or not. I've been looking around ebay and such, and it seems like the only things that sell are graded cards, sets, or sealed boxes. It isn't a real big deal, but I thought I'd trim off some of what I had maybe. I have so many baseball cards, and I'm just not really interested in the sport anymore, so I figured I might get rid of them. We'll see if it is worth the trouble or not though.
I have (and continue to) sporadically collect Star Wars cards, past and present, although not with any consistency. The new heritage series looks tempting though. I got out of card collecting for much the same reasons you did. When I was collecting sports cards, there was only a few basic "brands" to buy. There was Topps, Score, Donruss, Fleer, and depending on the sport Pro Set (football), Skybox (NBA), Hoops (NBA), and Upper Deck was in its beginning years. There are probably a few I'm forgetting as well, but it was more basic when I collected. It is just too much to keep track of (and afford) nowadays.
Part of me wouldn't mind collecting sports cards again (basketball probably, or football), but I don't know if I could afford it. Plus, I don't like paying $2.50+ for a pack of 8 cards. When I was collecting, I think it was at least 10-12 for a $1 or less. That's more like it. Plus, looking at all the different brands, sets, subsets, etc., I don't know which one to go with. I'd obviously have to pick a focus, or a certain brand, and stick with it. Anyone know if those even exist anymore...just plain old, regular, sports cards, now "super duper sets", or extra expensive sublines? Just looking around the net trying to figure things out, its enough to make your head spin