@Trust In Him posted:
I also had to buy my son's cards online or in a few cases card collectors gave me some of their "excessive junk cards" of my son they didn't want. True story - During the offseason I came home from work early and saw my son sitting on our recliner watching tv, table stand across his lap, with huge boxes of his card from a card company by his side. I asked for for a few but was told they know how many they sent him so he couldn't. He told me he has been "working" for the past 4 hours signing cards and he has 2 weeks to finish. What a life. Several weeks later he shows me this check saying this is his payment for the signed cards and it is roughly 1/2 of his new car he previously bought. I am definitely in the wrong profession !!
All true. They keep track of all the cards. No freebies for family.
My son still has cards online. When they reach the 40 man they get pics in team uniform. That was fun. There is one company online that will send you cards, and even sold us his first plate from his first card series.
Card deals are worth money in the bank.