Good Sunday evening, I hope that you've recovered from your New Years hangover and were able to watch a ton of scoring today in the NFL.
2012. It is upon us, and I'm looking forward to a very good year.
I've thought about what I wanted to do this year as far as collecting goes. For me, the thrill has always been completing a set. I intend to complete quite a few sets this year. I'm going to steal an idea that several other bloggers have out there. Some have lists of cards that they are looking to obtain, in my case I'm looking for cards, to complete sets. On the left hand side you will see "The Fab Five", these are the sets that I plan on completing first this year. There are some newer, and a couple that I've been working on for quite a while now. Take a look at them, in the order that they appear on the list.
1. 2002 Topps Gallery
I've let this set collect dust for way too long now. Going on 10 years as a matter of fact!!
I'm down to just 12 cards to complete the set after picking a few up on Sportlots not too long ago.
The goal is to have this finished before spring training games begin in March.
2, 2011 Topps Chrome
I stated building this set only recently. I had no intentions of building the set up until about 3-4 weeks ago, then decided why not? It is only 220 cards, and since they are out in mass quantities (and already being discounted in some places), I figure it will be an easy to complete set, and a good way to pick up some traders.
By the way, in case you were wondering, this guy to the left would look fantastic in a Jays uniform. I could see baseballs hitting the panes of glass in center field in the Sky Dome at a record pace.
This card is also for trade by the way....
3. 2010 Topps Series #1
Still looking for card #2, Buster Posey. Anyone out there have one for trade?
Another set I'd like to have done sooner rather than later.
4. 2009 O-Pee-Chee Baseball
I still have 114 cards to go to complete this set, but I think there may be a person or 3 out there that may have some singles to get me down to a more manageable number.
I have plenty of singles for trade in this set as well if you are trying to complete the set.
5. 2011 Topps Heritage
Sadly, I fear this bad boy is eventually going to rise to the #1 status on this list and remain there for a while. I need 56 cards to complete the set, 53 of which are the dreaded SPs.
Although I like the look of next year's set, I'm not too sure if I'll be collecting it.
There are quite a few sets that are also in need of completion that will make their way onto this list over time, such as '77 Topps, a couple of Upper Deck releases from 2008, 2001 Fleer Tradition and quite a few hockey sets that will creep their way onto the list.
Why do I say that this 2012 is going to be a good year? It will be the first year that I've been full time collecting in over 10 years, and with the power of the blogosphere and the internet, I'm sure that collecting will be more fun for me than it has ever been.
Thanks for reading, Robert