Monday, January 2, 2017

Collection Goals for 2017

I've settled into a comfortable collection routine.   Others may call it a rut, but I'm happy with my routine.  I like consistency and at this point, my collecting habits have become very consistent.

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, Archives, 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.

Both of these goals my become a bit trickier.  My source for all of these, Brentandbecca, has been talking about either scaling back or stopping altogether.  I understand how he could have become burned out when he rips and then collates some many cases of product.  Selfishly, I hope he continues.

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.  This is getting harder and I'm thinking about adding another player.  We'll see.

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

GOAL #6:  Write something about the collection every day.

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


  1. I like these occasional glimpses into the Wrigley Wax Inc. headquarters!

  2. Solid goals. Have fun with them over the next 12 months!