Commons and Packers.... isn't that an oxymoron? Aren't all Packers stars?|
Seriously, though, I think I'd make a spreadsheet checklist with two current values, Raw Beckett and Graded Value in the condition I want to collect.
Subtotal by year to see what I'm up against. Then compare that to my monthly card budget.
I might accumulate some commons just to make progress on the list. Get a few from each year. Then every 2-3 months or so, reward myself by blowing a wad of money on a big star from the early days.
#1 in 1959 Topps. Officially known as Assassin according to stanthemanfan 3/31/2014 and god of minor league basketball according to cammb.