We have three stacks, so two at the top, Madding and GCRL and Wilson at the bottom. And I don't believe any of them won a previous giveaway, I think we are safe from having to go to an alternate winner. In that regard, Brandon won both yesterday's A&G (2013 & 2014) and the stack of Chrome/Archives/ Hometown Heroes. He stated he wanted the A&G, so we will go to the alternate winner for that stack. In this regard, 2nd place will be considered the runner up and assume the duties of Miss America.
That will be Shane over at Shoebox Legends.
I think it is all said and done. I will do a full review of all the winners and see if I missed any more duplicates and deal with them if the arise. I need to hire an administrative assistant for TTS4.
|You can-a leave early, Mrs.-a Wiggins.|
Organization - I am quite pleased with how I have everything organized. I'm starting to move some sets to binders for easy access and better viewing to appreciate what I have. I'm going to continue getting sets in binders. I plan to build a long, low bookshelf for a wall across my office to give me not only far more space for binders, but I will have basically a long shelf on the top for display.
|Sorry Tawny, your bed is getting moved.|
Sets - I am really going to stick with this one this year, guys and gals. I swear it! While the prerelease images of 2016 Topps look great, I am not going to build it through packs or boxes. I am sure I'll buy some packs here and there. But if I like it, I will pick up the factory set. I just cannot afford to build that set in a pack purchase or box purchase fashion. I will build A&G again. Also Gypsy Queen. Heritage is a maybe. And I'll just wait out and see what is released in 2016. I do need to work on my Wants pages. It's not like I can't complete many of those sets. If I don't pack build flagship, I can use that cash at COMC, Just Commons or Sportlots. The key is to stay focused. I have to remember the prize and..
Player Projects - I need to get moving on Fox and Aparicio. I let them languish in 2015. As did the Petrick binder. I want to have Ben over 100 cards by the end of the year - very doable. I'm not going to put a goal on Fox and Aparicio - I just hope I can cross a few numbers off the checklist for each.
Cost - I talked about this a couple paragraphs ago, but I need to bring it up again. I should be focused on how I spend my money and spend it wisely. That rush of opening a pack would be better replaced with the rush of opening an envelope from at Sportlots seller that will do nothing but remove numbers instead of fill space in a dupe box. I have enough free money to collect cards and should better allocate it.
Trades/Blog - The goal on both is basically the same, so I'm combining them. And the goal - no goal. I'll trade when I can. I hope to send out cards often. Similarly, I will blog when I can. I hope to post often. I have thoughts of one or two new semi regular themed posts here, so I hope to make them happen. I do need to get the 1964 blog out of mothballs. I started ambitiously, but I slowed down mainly because of the format I was taking. I am researching and summarizing the player and that is intensive. I think I will view some of the other year specific blogs and change future posts slightly to simplify each card. No planned date, though, when I will get to that.
Collection - Lastly, I will continue to have fun with my collection. Every thing I wrote above is pointless if I am not having fun just being with my cards. And no, that does not sound creepy.
|Help me build my '69 set?|
So let's me look - yup. I have the required one scanned card image; this post qualifies for publishing. Oh wait. I need a 2016 theme song.