Monday, October 20, 2014

Tracking the Cubs Collection Over the Years

One unintended benefit of the Five Random Cubs Cards posts is that is has given me a record of the size of my collection since 2009.  Each post will typically include the nubmer of Cubs cards and brands at the time of the post.  Over the weekend I went through the posts and made a spreadsheet that showed the number of cards and brands in my Cubs collection.  Instead of using all 147 posts, I took the information from posts near the end of March, June, September, and December.

Here's what I came up with:


Date
       Cards
       Brands
5/29/09
5274
13
9/19/09
5557
18
12/27/09
6047
22
3/28/10
6781
30
6/13/10
7312
31
10/9/10
8103
42
1/9/11
8448
48
4/10/11
8733
51
7/10/11
9070
54
10/9/11
9318
59
1/15/12
9818
64
3/31/12
10336
66
7/8/12
10589
70
9/23/12
10726
71
12/30/12
11106
76
3/24/13
11263
77
6/23/13
11567
81
9/29/13
11835
84
12/29/13
11950
86
3/23/14
12189
87
6/29/14
12442
89
9/28/14
12726
96
10/19/14
12792
97

And because I'm a visual guy, here's the same information in a couple of line graphs:




Back in 2009 my collection was mainly the big four: Topps, Donruss, Fleer, and Upper Deck.  There several smaller sets too, but the bulk of the 5,274 cards came from the four biggies.  

Since then, the growth of the collection and number of brands had been pretty steady.  There aren't any crazy spikes along the lines.  The number of cards grew at a steeper pace though 2011 and has leveled a bit since then.

Looking ahead, I'm anticipating the same slow and steady growth.  It's not like I've got all the Cubs cards so there are always more to be added.  

2 comments:

  1. That's pretty cool. What do you use to keep track of your collection? Excel?

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