Another year of collecting is gone. My hobby and my regular life have merged. I collect baseball cards. I make baseball cards. I collect baseball cards I make.
Yet, I still want more. I want ALL the baseball cards.
One would think that seeing cards every day would perhaps desensitize me to the hobby, decrease my desire to collect. Oh no! Not even a little bit. I am still a collector and I want others get as excited as I do about cards.
Every year, I make some resolutions on what I plan to do with my collection. Some years are better than others when it comes to sticking to them.
Last year, I posted my three resolutions to Beckett.com (remember when I worked there?).
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Keep a running tally of my Jeter cards
I would give myself a half point on this one. I put most of them on a spreadsheet. I have counted 2,037 unique Derek Jeter cards in my collection. But this does not include a small box of cards I haven’t logged and any of my hits.
Buy a case of Supernatural cards when it releases
NAILED IT! I bought a case and posted one part of it so far on the blog. I will get to the autographs soon.
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This was more of Beckett-based resolution. I left Beckett at June, so I had half a year to work with. I didn’t do as well as I hoped. I wanted to do this because one thing I love about this hobby is how there are so many people who come from different places, collect in different ways and still have fallen in love with these little pieces of cardboard. I still want to talk to all those people. That part hasn’t changed.
As far as 2014 goes, it was a milestone year for me personally. I got married. I started a new job. We resurrected A Cardboard Problem. Overall, pretty damn good.