I don't really buy US cards anymore. Most of my MLB card purchases come from a few runs on Sportlots, COMC, and Just Commons each year. I'm itching to make a couple more purchases in November - Black Friday specials on COMC coupled with cheaper singles from the other sites.
My recent entry into the Yahoo Auctions world has netted me a few more US cards recently, but you'll have to wait to see those until they actually arrive. But the cards below were bought at one of the local card stores using my "points".
Why so many parallels here? My type collection. Keeping up with the MLB issues through online means can be costly - more so than going to shows in the US. The little bargains I sometimes find are certainly welcome!