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.