As I've aged, I've also gained the knowledge that focus is something that I've clearly lacked during my lifetime. I'm a person that can easily shift from one task to another quickly, often leaving tasks half finished.Focus (v) - pay particular attention to
I can also describe my collecting habits as focus impaired. Start one thing, work on it for a while, move on to something else that I find interesting, work on that for a while, and so on.
With the SNI set down to its final 100 cards, I've started working towards the finish line. I'm using my weekly budget (or parts of it due to lower amounts of discretionary spending money) and chipping away at the remaining serial numbers needed.
The last 2 purchases from COMC.com knocked off 19 cards, 5 of which I showed off the other day. The Goodbye Ohio post showed the final cards of the Cleveland and Cincinnati clubs, and today I'll show off three more teams that were finished recently.
Up until last week, the Cubs were down to just 2 cards to finish off their portion of the set. Fukudome (#1047) and Gallagher (#1006) made the Cubs the 12th team to have all 50 cards in house.
Not only have I completed those teams with recent orders, I've added cards for other teams as well.
I only grabbed a couple of Phillies so that they would be over the 40 card mark. Same with the Tigers below...
Little did I know that these two teams would be in the sights of another blogger, to be completely wiped out with one single order. When they arrive, I'll be sure to show them off and give many thanks to the generous person.
Lastly, in what I can only call a moment of non-clarity, I ordered 4 Braves cards.
Nothing against the Braves of course, but for some reason I ordered just 4 when I needed 5 to finish them off. Duh me. I corrected this mistake in the order that I placed today.
Speaking of that order, along with the generosity of a fellow blogger I have a little more than a third of the final 100 cards headed my way. With just under 6 weeks left until my blogoversary, there is a chance that I can finish this set before the start of my 5th year in the blog world.
Let's see if I can stay focused enough to do it...
thanks for reading, Robert