Yesterday, I reviewed my progress towards the collection goals I set for myself a year ago. Today its time to look ahead and set some goals for 2011
Goal #1: Keep Getting New Stuff This was a goal for last year, it is a goal for this year, and as long as I am still collecting, it will be a goal each and every year. The Topps monopoly doesn't bother me; in fact it has made things a little easier. I will continue to add to my collection the new cards for Topps base, Heritage, Opening Day, Bowman, Allen and Ginter, Pro Debut, Chrome, and probably Gypsy Queen. Since I have the complete Cubs collection for these, I really don't plan to stop any time soon.
Goal #2: Add more oddball sets. I had a lot of fun with this last year and plan to continue with it this year. In the past I was interested in sets with at least ten Cubs cards per set. Now I'm ready to lower the number of cards to get more of these odd balls.
Goal #3: Complete 2005 Turkey Red Set This was a goal from last year that I didn't touch. I'll try again this year. I have about 50 cards to go, but most are expensive SPs; hence the lack of action last year.
Goal #4: Pick up Topps 1952 Cubs: The 1952 Topps Cubs that I've got are reprints. I think I'd like to start going after the real things. This will get very expensive because there are 28 Cubs in the set and the high number cards can get super pricey. We'll just have to see how far I get. This may be a multi-year project.
Goal #5: Add more relics and autographs: I started picking these up a few months ago and have had some fun doing so. I'm going after one autograph and one relic card from Cubs from the '70s and '80s.
Goal #6: Enjoy what I've got: As long as I do this, I've got a hobby. If that ever changes, then I got a chore instead of a hobby and it will be time for me to get out.
Goal #7: Share with you: Every day at 9:00 a.m. you can expect something new to pop up here.
I'll check back here in a year and see how I've done.