Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 Collecting/Blog Goals

So what if I’m about 2 months late with this post. Most yearly goals have fallen by the wayside for people by now so why not start where others have fallen off. Better late than never right? I'm about to go through ANOTHER major life change so hopefully I still have some time for cards and the blog this year. (nothing bad, but kinda scary, maybe more on it at some other point)  Anyway on to my goals.

  1. Find 3 more Bill Virdon cards for my Player Collection - I have got 8 new Virdon cards since the beginning of the year and now have 122 of 160 different cards or 76% of them. I’m only shooting for 3 more because of the 38 that I still need most are either: really expensive, really rare, or I can't identify exactly what I need (this last one means I can't tell one team issue card from another). I think 3 is doable There are three on my list that are not real expensive and I can identify.  I'm shoting for these three but any three will do:
    • 1959 Topps #543 Corsair Trio - Skinner/Virdon/Clemente
    • 1984 Expos Stuart #38 Coaching Staff (It is a common card for crying out loud)
    • 2012 Tri Star Signa Cuts #/25 (It makes no sense but I own the 1/1 and 1/10 and I have seen 4 more of the /10 cards on Ebay but have seen the one numbered to 25 only once.)
  2. Scan and link all my Virdon cards into my want list. I want my wantlist to be like an online Virdon card database. If you want to know what a 64 Venezuelan Virdon looks like click on it and it will take you to a scan of it.
  3. Add more Red Sox to my collection. This is a no brainer; it is why I collect and why I have a blog.
  4. Just buy the dam thing. Every year I try to build team sets through trade and LCS purchases. It leaves me with a bunch of holes in my collection.  I'm going to start buying some team sets complete.  I did it a couple times in 2012 and plan on it more in the future.
  5. Finish off 2012 Topps Team Set. I need 3 more base from Update. I need a whole bunch of inserts too but I really want to finish off the base set and I know some blogger has to have them all. (Please send them to me!!)  I want them enough that I changed my Top 10 Most Wanted to Top 11.
  6. Put together the Wal Mart 2013 Team Set. I’m almost half way there thanks to Night Owl and PATP. I think someone else promised me some but I can’t remember for sure anymore.
  7. This will be the easiest one on the list. Post more. Not anything crazy, but I only put together 27 posts last year. Three a month from here on out and I will beat that.
  8. Obtain 10 new 50s Red Sox. (I’m on a narrow budget)
  9. Finish off the 1969 Team Set. ( I need 2 cards #311 Sparky Lyle and #628 RC Stars Billy Conigliaro / Syd O’Brien / Fred Wenz)
  10. Finish off the 1971 Team Set. (I need 1 card #740 Luis Aparicio)(Dam High Numbers)
What is a baseball card blog without a baseball card?  Here is a Pedrioa SP Variation card that I have a double of anyone need it?


Metallattorney said...

I could use that one. I will check my Red Sox doubles tonight and see if I can come up with some stuff.

Matt Perry said...

#4 - 100x yes. In 2011 I bought about 10 blasters of Series 2 and still didn't have the team set. That $200 could have bought me the set a dozen times over. Do it. It's half the fun of ripping wax, but the money you save can be put towards cool hits.

#5 - I'm 98% sure I've got those. They're all yours. I'll send'em your way next week. :)

dkwilson said...

Best of luck to you this year, collecting and otherwise!