Since you did not specify a monetary sum, How about just shy of 18 years?
As a few of my regular readers know, last February was my 18th wedding anniversary. Well, for Christmas this past year, my presents included several Phillies items:
the coat, given to me by my wonderful sister-in-law, Christine. I imagine this one cost her a sawbuck or two. It's gonna keep me nice and warm while looking totally cool riding my cycle this fall!
Or the best damned present my lovely wife could have ever given me:
My Phillies Pennant quilt, put together for me by my wife.
yep, you saw this back at Christmas, but it's till the most expensive item in my Sports-related collection. Mostly cause it's frickin PRICELESS to me!! She really out-did herself when she designed and put this one together for me. As I said in my original post for this one, "And that, my Phello Phillies Phriends, as well as the rest of my readership, is why my wife is the best damn friend I could ever hope to have."
As for a dollar amount, if you really must satisfy your curiosity, it was less than $20, and wasn't even for me. It was for a fellow blogger and good friend, Spankee, you know, My Cardboard Mistress. He's a big David Wright fan, and I lucked into finding this card for him at my LCS, which was among a few other items I surprised him with here.
Thanks for the GReat question there, Curt!
Have a GReat Night!
P.S. I think it would be the end of my 18 year effort if I spent $625 on cards at one time!!