Welcome to CCF!!
I got away from coins due to cards about 1980. I sold all my cards in 92. Got back into coins (silver mostly) in 99. I too sold my key Lincolns in 08 for a house. It has only been the past few years that I have gotten more and more interested in Lincolns but those with woodgrain toning.
I am happy to hear of your renewed interest. The information age and digital photography have added a lot to the hobby.