Sunday, January 1, 2017

Chase: I imagine I'll be doing a lot of that in 2017



The video is 14:34 long, so if you don't want to hear me talk, you can read the post below.

Here's my annual 7 goals for the year.   They are in no particular order.

1. Set completion:  '64 Topps, '73 Topps and '88-'89 OPC hockey are the three biggies that I want to finish during the first quarter of 2017.    I also want to work on getting the entire run of 80's OPC sets.  I know that I will not finish all of them this year, but I have a start on a trio of others, and  by the end of the year have the remaining want lists on the blog. 

2. Video posts.  Once a month.  Don't want to scare everyone away.   I enjoyed the first one, and I was better prepared for this one.  Hopefully I can enhance my preparation and speaking ability to make better videos as time goes by.

3.  COMC.   Time to get this going.  This was something I wanted to do last year, but just never got around to it.  Now that I have the time, and the first 100 cards ready to go, there's no more excuses.

4.  Jays and Leafs collections.  Have to get them organized and updated on spreadsheets.  This is going to take some time and effort. 

5.  Contest, 100 cards, 100 words.  As I mentioned in the video, I'm hoping to send 50 PWE's with 2 cards each to fellow bloggers.  The catch?  You have to write a 100 word post about the envelope when you receive it.   I'll explain more as I get the project started.   Want 2 cards?  Make sure that your want lists are up to date and leave a comment below.   If I don't get 50 comments, well I'll be sure to pick some people that I want to see get some cards.  There's a prize at the end...trust me.

6.  2016 Allen & Ginter completion.  If you watched the video, you saw the small  brick of cards I have so far.  I want the whole set, 350 cards, plus the 100 card Number's Game insert set.  I'm not buying any more packs.  Let's go!

7.  $2k.  I've flirted with raises for my budget in the past, now I'm going through with it.  52 x $30 is $1560, which is still pretty cheap when compared to some other hobbies.  I'm increasing my limit to $2000 total in 2017, and I'm going to chronicle every penny I spend.   This blog was started on trying to stay within a budget, and 2017 is going to be all about that.   Once I hit the 2000 dollar mark, that's it, no more. 

Let's have some fun in 2017, shall we?  That's what collecting is all about...

thanks for reading, Robert

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the raise for 2017. ;)

    I enjoy the videos, but more importantly, if you enjoy them - keep doing them!

    As for the 100 cards, 100 words, count me in, sounds like fun.

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    1. Hello Joe, appreciate the comment. I'll need your address to send the cards to. Send email to rmitchell6700 @ yahoo dot com with that info please.

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  2. I really enjoyed the video. It really helps me get to know everyone a little better! I wish more bloggers did them. I'm on YouTube as Daniel Wilson. Sounds like a fun contest. I'm in. I should have an updated Want List up on my blog this week sometime. Thanks and good luck on your 2017 collecting goals!

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  3. "Count" me in for the 100/100 contest.

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  4. That budget idea is pretty cool, but I don't know if I could do it. It will be interesting to watch you document your hobby spending, though.

    I could go for a contest PWE. I don't really have a Want List set up yet for specific cards or sets, as I am mostly a player collection guy at the moment. I'll try to set something up soon, but if I don't and that disqualifies me, I'll get through it somehow.

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    1. I see the list of players that you collect on your blog. I'll find a couple of cards for you for those...shouldn't be too hard..

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  5. Sweet! I am down for the contest. I am glad you posted a video. Sometimes it's nice to hear a voice instead of words on the screen.

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  6. Allow me to request a couple of cards, my want list is still in flux but you can't go wrong adhering to it one way or another.

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    1. Welcome back!! Good to see you're on the mend. I'll find a couple for you...

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  7. 100 words? That's like a 4-inch newspaper story! No sweat, but it'll be in the top 3 for shortest blog on NOC!

    Looking forward to what looks like a busy and ambitious year for you. Glad you remembered that Aaron guy's name.

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  8. I can handle 100 words, no problem. Count me in!

    Want list is anything I need on Zistle.
    https://www.zistle.com/royals/wantlist#

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  9. I've got Ginter singles! Get your list up and we can go for more than two cards!
    Want lists now at https://sites.google.com/site/cardwantlists/home

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    1. Hello there Greg! Just posted the have lists for Ginter & Ginter Starting Points. I'll put you in for the two card contest and we'll work a trade for the Ginter before too long.

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  10. I'd be in for a contest! Want list is here:

    http://baseballdimebox.blogspot.com/p/my-2015-needs.html

    I'm whipping up some cards to send you as we speak because it's been far too long since I shipped anything your way. Also, look for a trade post involving some cardboard you sent me a while back on the blog tonight.

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  11. As like yourself, any Leafs or Jays are welcome

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