I have also seen much more value in making sure that my high end additions to my collections are established players whose value has clearly had time to settle in the hobby. For example, my two biggest additions to this point this year have been a Koufax and Mays autograph. Value has clearly been established in both cases.
Which leads me to my card today. I recently had a friend who owns a shop call me desperate to find a card. He offered to buy it, which I didn't feel like selling. So, I asked if he had anything good. This was my answer:
2011 Topps Finest Mike Trout Orange Autograph
There really wasn't much else to choose from and I didn't want to puzzle together 10 cards to equal one high end card. So, here I am drinking the Mike Trout Kool-Aid. I saw him earlier this year at a Tigers game and was really impressed, so hopefully I won't kick myself in a few years.