The truth is, it's a lot. Well, maybe for me it's a lot.
Everybody knows that this is a home for anything Blue Jays or Maple Leafs related. I've probably shown more cards for Toronto based teams than everything else combined.
I really need to sit down soon and start getting my Toronto collections cleaned up. I've been saying that for over a year now and writing this had made me realize just what a slacker I've been. Need to get a plan together and soon.
I've never really announced it formally on the blog, but my chief focus is building sets. I've decided to make a push to have a run of sets that includes the following:
- 1968-1986 Topps baseball
- 1971-72 through 1989-90 O-Pee-Chee hockey
1968-1986 Topps baseball represents the first 18 years of my life. The formative years of my love for baseball. Plus, I have to cut it off somewhere, and 1986 seems as good a place as any for me.
1971-72 through 1989-90 OPC hockey? Well, I barely remember it, but my first hockey game in person was when I was just 4 years old. I remember sitting in the Greys in the old Maple Leaf Gardens, watching the Leafs lose to the Canadiens that night. I was hooked.
For the next 20 years, I did what every kid in Canada did. I soaked up as much hockey as I could. Those years of sets will represent a golden time of hockey in my eyes. I can't wait to have them all.
Both of these projects are going to take a long time to finish (I have 3 of the baseball sets done and 2 of the hockey), but when I do finish them, I won't know what to do with myself.
I've also got a couple of hockey projects going, including the serial numbered insanity set. They've been pushed aside a bit lately, but I'm never afraid to accept any cards from these sets that come my way.
Player collections? I've got a few of those as well.
Joe Sakic, Jim Thome, Ichiro, those are just 3 players I'm pursuing. Mats Sundin, Felix Potvin, Andrew McCutchen and John Olerud are the others that I'm actively seeking cards for.
The other blog that I was writing for my PCs has been on a bit of a hiatus while I clean up my collections and get this blog more active. It will return....
OK...maybe that's enough for now. My mind is spinning now that I read it all.
Thanks for reading, Robert