He's part of a one-income household right now but Jim Thayer still finds time to make some fairly large deals. The Howard, Ohio collector has been into the hobby since he was a youngster but the cards he's dealing in these days generally run more expensive.
How he's doing it is the interesting part.
Thayer is always on the lookout for a good deal. Not one to get emotionally attached to every card, he's been known to flip them for a profit that either helps buy more cards or pays a bill or two. It's one way of seeing a lot of different cards up close.
It's the history of the players from long ago that keeps it fun.
Bob D'Angelo caught up with Thayer for his Sports Bookie column on Tampa Bay Online.