The Evolution Of My Collection – Part 15
I figured that today would be the perfect day to look back at how my collection of baseball cards has evolved in the five years that I have been back actively collecting.
For those of you that have been with me since the start (THANK YOU), you may remember seeing this box:
This is the box that I condensed my very large collection into when I decided to downsize my stuff. From more than 100 complete sets, tons of albums, boxes and boxes of traded sets, and more common cards than I ever wanted to see – all of it was downsized into this very small box.
And now, fast forward to August 8, 2013 and this in my collection:
Still as organized as always, the collection has continued to grow and grow. I’ve been able to add new player collections to my collection so a little re-organization had to take place to accommodate the new cards and empty space that will be needed to hold them, but I was able to get it done.
My Marlins team set collection has also grown very steadily and my second album is starting to reach its maximum allowable size – album #3 is coming in the very near future.
I think that one of my next moves would be to merge my Fergie Jenkins and Jim Palmer collections into one box (currently they’re in two). I also want to put all of the guys I collect from ‘The Big Red Machine’ and Chicago Cubs into their own boxes. And from there, I will probably alphabetize the rest of the guys. Not a tremendous amount of work – just something to be taken care of that I think would be helpful.
And I think that I am going to have to add another ‘Andre Dawson Box’ to my collection in the future too – maybe as soon as 2014. Right now, we are at three boxes of Dawson cards and I am starting to have less and less space to maneuver as new cards are being brought into the collection. And trust me when I tell you, that is not a complaint!!!
And there you have it – 5 years of ‘Evolution’ for you.