As I've done each January 1, I'm going to go back and review my 2014 collection goals.
GOAL #1: Add my usual Cubs team sets as they are released: Topps flagship, Heritage, Opening Day, Factory Team set, Bowman, Allen and Ginter, Chrome, Gypsy Queen, and Update. All accomplished...Grade: A+
GOAL #2: Add the complete sets of the flagship, update, and Allen and Ginter. All accomplished...Grade: A+
GOAL #3: Add any autograph and relic cards for Cubs players that haven't previously had one. All accomplished...Grade: A+ This is one I plan to keep up with, too. I am dreading the cost of a Kris Bryant autograph card, though.
GOAL #4: Continue adding to the player collections. I'm really going to try harder this year to increase the Sandberg collection. The Billy and Barney collections grew over the year, but I didn't do much with Ryno. I do have 677 different Sandberg cards, but most of those are in the team sets. Grade: B
GOAL #5: Add odd-ball sets. I plan to keep up my daily search of ebay for these. Up first is going to be Starting Line Up. Starting Lineup was finished, along with 10-12 other sets and the Topps inserts. Grade: A
GOAL #6: Enjoy working on goals 1-5. I'm in trouble when I can't meet this goal. Still enjoying the collecting and the blogging! Grade: A
Overall, 2014 was a good year for the collection as it continues to grow. Here's hoping that 2015 will be just as successful for me and the Cubs!