Thursday, January 2, 2020

My Collection Goals for 2020

I've settled into a collection that I am very content with.  The goals are mostly the same (just one new one) and meeting them is not too difficult.

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, Update and whatever else comes along.

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 of Darwin Barney, Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, and Billy Williams.

GOAL #5: Add odd-ball sets and sets of smaller brands that I missed earlier.  I've been having fun with this one and hope to add several more of the smaller sets.

GOAL #6: Write something about the collection every day, though if I take a day or two off, that is OK.

GOAL #7:  Thin the collection a bit.  I'm starting to run out of shelf space and I really don't want to add more.  I won't be thinning my Cubs collection (that would be unthinkable!) but I do plan on getting rid of some non-Topps complete sets.  I have several that I'm not all that interested in any longer and can clear some space by moving them out.

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


  1. If I were setting goals for myself... Goal #8 would definitely be the key for me.

  2. Love these goals, I will be updating mine this week. As well as showing off some of my Sandberg collection.