Saturday, January 2, 2016

Collection Goals for 2016

I won't call it a rut, but my collections goals for the upcoming year aren't much different that my goals from 2014 or 2015.  I'm content with where things are at and am not bored with what I'm doing.  I see no need to change things up just for the sake of change.  As long as I'm happy with what I'm doing I'll keep doing it.

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.

GOAL #2: Add the complete sets of the flagship, update, and Allen and Ginter.  I've got a flagship run starting with 1969 and the complete run of Traded / Update and Allen and Ginter.  I see no reason to stop.

GOAL #3: Add any autograph and relic cards for Cubs players that haven't previously had one.  I'm done with players from previous seasons, so now its just a matter of adding new guys as cards are issued.

GOAL #4: Continue adding to the player collections.  I'll continue filling in missing Barney parallels and PSA Billy items.

GOAL #5: Add odd-ball sets. I plan to keep up my daily search of ebay for these.

GOAL #6:  Harpoon a white whale....the 2014 Barney clear acetate card and/or a Kris Bryant autograph.  I don't have too much control with this one, though.

GOAL #7: Write something about the collection every day.

GOAL #8:  Enjoy working on goals 1-7. I'm in trouble when I can't meet this goal.


  1. I'm always jealous when I see how other collectors have their binder set up. Very cool. Best of luck on your goals this year!

  2. Wow- that's quite the organizational skills you have there. Looks great! Good luck on the 2016 goals.

  3. Keep on keeping on! I really dig the consistency with the Binders, makes one think hmmm.

  4. I'm really proud of the way I have organized my collection, but every time I see a picture of yours I feel a strong desire to reshuffle my binders and shelves. It's tough trying to keep up with the Joneses.
    Happy 2016 to you!

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    1. I bought it when the set came out for a ridiculously low price. The concept was good but the execution was horrible.