Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Turning the page

It's funny, but I believe that I've finally become "comfortable in my own skin" as a collector.  It took the last 3 months of the year, a lot of time away from the keyboard and a desire to cut back on card related spending to help me find my way.

The calendar year 2014 helped me realize that:

--I'm a set builder.   I want to complete sets.  It's been that way since I was 8 years old.  Realizing this fact is going to help me in 2015.

--I also enjoy receiving Blue Jays cards from fellow collectors.  Cards like this one have brought a lot of smiles to my face over the past 12 months.

Julie from A Cracked Bat sent this my way, and it quickly became one of my favorite "hits" in my Jays collection.  (Thank you very much for this card Julie, I hope that you had a fantastic holiday!!)

--Averaging less than a post a day for 11 months out of 12 is not a bad thing. No pressure, right?  I think that a less hectic pace will keep me around a lot longer. 

--I no longer have to rush out to pick up a bunch of the "latest and greatest" release.  Living vicariously through the enjoyment that a lot of other bloggers have displayed about releases like Stadium Club has been good enough for me.  In the end, this has saved me a lot of money.

--Vintage is cool, and has been fun to collect, but it will not be what defines me as a collector.  Building older sets has taught me patience, which for this guy can only be a good thing.

Tomorrow is resolution day.  I have a couple of ideas of what I want to do for 2015. How well I stick to them is another story.

To all my friends out there in the blogosphere, I hope that you have a very healthy and prosperous 2015!



  1. Happy New Year, Robert. You sound like a man with a cardboard plan.

  2. Happy new year, Robert! Here's to a great 2015.

  3. Happy new year, SNI man! I sent you a Lind like that as well when I sent you Christmas cards that included SNI stuff too, so great minds think alike!

  4. Happy new year. Julie sends some great cards

  5. Have a fantastic 2015! Thank you for being a most generous trade partner!