Saturday, January 5, 2019

One hundred & 5

First post of 2019, and first off I want to say Happy New Year (yes 4 days late) to all out there who read this slice of insanity; I hope that everything collecting related goes your way in 2019.

In years past, I've posted resolutions on New Years Day, and each year I usually fail on a few of them.  This year, that's not going to happen.  Two reasons.

One, I was at Walt Disney World on New Years Day.  No chance of any post happening that day.   I had a blast by the way....

Two, I have only two things that I want to accomplish in 2019.  They involve the post title as you might have guessed.

I want to complete 5 sets this year.  I'm within shouting distance of three right now (2 of them hockey), one of which is the set pictured below.

Just before I left for Disney, I placed a 106 card order on Sportlots, all of them from the '84 Topps set.  The seller, bandit24, offers free shipping for any order over 100 cards, so I took that opportunity and knocked off a good portion of my want list.  The order arrived today, and includes the 18 cards above. 

My want list for '84T is down to 63 cards.  Mattingly and Strawberry RCs are the two big cards left, everything else I believe are all commons, so this could be the first set to drop in 2019.

The 2nd goal I'd like to accomplish in 2019 is a little more lofty, but with the success I had at the end of 2018, I believe it is within my reach.

Complete 100 trades on the TCDB this year.  I just sent my first offer a short time ago to a new trading partner (hopefully they accept).  2 trades a week will get me to 100 by the middle of December, but I'd like to get there quicker than that.   Just have to keep with it.

That's it for the 2019 wish list.   Looking forward to sharing all my 2019 collecting stories with everyone out there!

Thanks for reading!



  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR Robert! You started 2019 having fun! Good luck on the trade block!

  2. Happy New Year! Best of luck on those sets and TCDB trades in 2019!

  3. What's your user name on TCDB? I just joined last month. Maybe we can make a trade or two this year.

  4. I should be able to help you with some hockey, I just consolidated all my extras.
    At the very least, I might have some '18 A&G baseball that you need.
    We can do several small trades on TCDB to save on postage.

    1. Nothing wrong with a few PWE's GCA. Just let me know!