UPDATE TIME: 30-Year Old Cardboard’s 2013 Collecting Goals!!!
Well friends, we have officially pass the half-way mark of 2013. And I would like to take this time to run through all my 2013 collecting goals so I can officially document my progress.
Sound like fun? I hope so!
I will keep the original post in tact and simply add the status of each goal in Red.
1 – Andre Dawson player collection. My Dawson collection has shaped up very nicely. I added some bulk to my autograph and relic collections in 2012. I am hoping to bring more certified cards into my collection in 2013. My goal is reach 1,100 unique cards this year. I currently set with 1,056. If Dawson is in a handful of 2013 releases, I don’t think that this will be a problem to accomplish. In addition to cards, I am going to try working on a few new projects that will bolster both the size and quality of my ‘Ultimate Dawson’ collection. I promise that it will be FUN!!! The Dawson collection is at 1,087. 1,100 is within sight!!
2 – Fergie Jenkins player collection. The size of my Fergie Jenkins collection increased nicely in 2012, but I did not meet my collecting goal of 284 cards. I am at 248, and will work to get to 300 by the end of the year. The problem lies with Fergie not being in too many base sets. He gets into a lot of autograph subsets, but not the main set, and that hurts the ease of nabbing new/affordable cards. I am going to have to go back to the 1970s and 1980s to hit my goal. Luckily, there are enough oddballs out there that I still need. I am at 271 with my Jenkins collection and I have hit a wall. So many of his new cards are autos or relics, and I just cannot spend that kind of cash right now. 300 is not looking very likely… I wish he had more oddballs t ochase!!
3 – Jim Palmer player collection. The first year of building my Jim Palmer set was awesome. I have 197 different Palmer cards in my collection at this time. I am going to shoot for 270 as my goal. Between keeping up with his 2013 releases and there being a ton of 2012 and 2011 cards that I need of him, I am hoping I can do this. In addition to that, there a lot of oddball cards of Palmer from the 1970s and 1980s that I want to scoop up too. Lastly, I really want to nab a few more auto and relic cards of Palmer as the year goes by. I am at 220 – Sadly, 270 is not going to happen this year. Still the bump from 197 to 220 in six months is solid!!
4 – Player Collections. Overall, my current player collections are coming along nicely. I should complete my Alan Trammell, Dave Parker, Rollie Fingers, and Eric Davis collections in the coming months. I am still chipping away at some of the other PC’s I am working on too – Tony Perez, Brooks Robinson, Mike Schmidt, Johnny Bench, and of course Billy Williams. If all goes well, I will add some new (old) cards of each of these guys to my collection in the coming year. And after I complete a few more PC’s, I have some great ideas for a few more to get started on. I continue to progress nicely with my current crop of player collections. I have completed a few so far this year and should be able to knock out a few more in the coming months if all goes well….
5 – Florida/Miami Marlins team sets. I am loving my album of team sets that pays homage to the history of the Florida/Miami Marlins. I currently have 46 completed team sets of ‘The Fish’ in my collection, and I look to build the count up to 80 in the coming year. I am building a very nice collection of Marlins team sets. I now sit at 76 and should easily surpass the 80 that was my goal!
6 – Nolan Ryan 1999 Topps Commemorative Set. I scooped a few cards from this set at a recent card show. I love the look of the card’s special logo, and I think that building the set would be a great challenge. The set is not large, and I am not certain as to how they were obtained back in 1999, but they seem to be on the rare side as I do not find them readily available. This will be a blast! I need just four more to complete this set – YES!!!
7 – Hank Aaron 2000 Topps Commemorative Set. Like the Nolan Ryan set, this is another one that I cannot wait to go after. I have just one card from this set, but it was enough to get me interested in the whole thing. Like the Ryan card, this set that honors Hank Aaron has a superb Golden logo that really stands out as a great graphic feature of the card. I am ready to go after this one – Now! 17 down, 6 to go!!
8 – Signed Baseball Collection. My signed baseball collection is looking SWEET!! I am just under 100 signed balls as we start the 2013 collecting year. I will have no problem reaching the magical number of 100 this year, but my goal is about more than that. This year, I am seeking quality over quantity!! I already have two balls in the works that have that goal in mind. Now, it is time to stick with that goal and execute for the entire year. Quality has been on my mind in 2013 – currently, I sit at 103 signed balls! I have a few things inthe works that could increase that number, but again, I want quality right now so I am being very picky.
And there you have it, that was a lot of fun to recap!
I have a lot on the horizon too – and I will start announcing my plans as I get deeper entrenched on what I am trying to accomplish. If you know me and my collecting style, I think you will like the news I will be sharing. Some you may expect from a guy like me, and some will surely surprise you!!!
Stay tuned. And as always, Thanks for Reading!!!