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    Hobby-wise I have a few goals for 2017:
    1) Sell off all items that I do not find any joy in collecting
    2) Pick up 2-3 items related to integration/Jackie Robinson and continue to learn about that time in baseball/American history
    3) Pick up a couple of more WWII-related baseball items (particularly team signed baseballs). Try to find some related to baseball players that I do not have WWII linked items for like Bob Feller. And if there is anything WWII Hank Greenberg related, jump all over it.
    4) Pick up a few more line-up cards with HOF managers. I'd love to pick up at least 1 from before 1950, though those are particularly tough. More reasonable are guys like Yogi Berra and other more recent managers. Others I'd love to find include Walt Alston, Leo Durocher, Eddie Mathews and a ton of others that are much less likely.
    5) Consider collecting a vintage set (or possibly the HOFers from the set). Been considering a couple of sets that I think would be fun, and possibly a decent investment as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstepper View Post
    with a handful of days remaining in 2016 it's time to hope and dream about all the good stuff that going to happen for us in the coming year. I'll get it started.

    I've learned in the 2 short years I've been a part of this thread. the more vague I am, the more successful I am

    1) keep plugging away at my PC and hopefully finish at least one years worth of signatures. 2016 saw HUGE strides in my collection.

    2)get supplies and have everything mini snap tite, labeled and team bagged.

    3)pick up 3-5 hof patches. not a serious PC but one I am working on slowly

    4) personally, I really need to lose about 30-40 lbs. if I can do that I'll reward myself
    Almost 6 months in, any progress?

    1) keep plugging away. picked up a few big pieces for myself. needing 6 or less autos for 6 different sets. slow going.

    2) bought a ton of supplies. should have doubled my order. not near enough.

    3)done. even started a side PC of Spahn

    4) I've lost 15 but not a great indicator as I picked up weight lifting again and actually went up a size in pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    Get rid of a lot of stuff I'm not PCing. Take pictures with my daughter and more minor league players and get 8x10s signed. Help other dads get their kids into the hobby by sending more cards. Non hobby, take Sundays off to have at least one family day

    Collecting: Phil Bickford, Brandon Wood (still), Yankees and Rockies
    Decent progress. Need to get more cards to kids though
    Please note: Card collecting is my hobby, not my life. I don't take it that serious and like to keep it fun.

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    Just past the half way point on the year here's my progress, would like to hear more on how others are doing.
    1-added one Wakefield that isn't from this year, that was from a fellow collector here, haven't found a single one for sale that I need.
    2-Ive added a little over 200 to my Biggio PC, sitting at 1425ish. 1500 is in the bag.
    2b-still need 2 to complete my 99 Tek Biggio set, 12b and 30b, but have added three gold patterns, win.
    2c-Im at 64 base patterns and did just got my third diffractor a couple weeks back.
    3-painfully missed a couple of Pennocks that got too pricey, but I have added a Flagstead.
    4-No new HOF rookies, had too much fun with my other projects so far, haven't even been shopping for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanwood View Post
    Just past the half way point on the year here's my progress, would like to hear more on how others are doing.
    1-added one Wakefield that isn't from this year, that was from a fellow collector here, haven't found a single one for sale that I need.
    2-Ive added a little over 200 to my Biggio PC, sitting at 1425ish. 1500 is in the bag.
    2b-still need 2 to complete my 99 Tek Biggio set, 12b and 30b, but have added three gold patterns, win.
    2c-Im at 64 base patterns and did just got my third diffractor a couple weeks back.
    3-painfully missed a couple of Pennocks that got too pricey, but I have added a Flagstead.
    4-No new HOF rookies, had too much fun with my other projects so far, haven't even been shopping for this one.
    Have you seen this years auto's of Wakefield?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tim-Wakefiel...QAAOSw8GtZW6cQ

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    Here's where I am at:

    Hobby-wise I have a few goals for 2017:
    1) Sell off all items that I do not find any joy in collecting
    Have sold off some items, but not nearly enough

    2) Pick up 2-3 items related to integration/Jackie Robinson and continue to learn about that time in baseball/American history
    Pretty nice progress here. Picked up a Jackie College yearbook and 1948 Cleveland Indians Team baseball - the first team with African American players that won the World Series. Ball has a really nice Satchell Paige autograph (with 2 L's in Satchell, the last year that he signed that way.

    3) Pick up a couple of more WWII-related baseball items (particularly team signed baseballs). Try to find some related to baseball players that I do not have WWII linked items for like Bob Feller. And if there is anything WWII Hank Greenberg related, jump all over it.
    Haven't had any progress here.

    4) Pick up a few more line-up cards with HOF managers. I'd love to pick up at least 1 from before 1950, though those are particularly tough. More reasonable are guys like Yogi Berra and other more recent managers. Others I'd love to find include Walt Alston, Leo Durocher, Eddie Mathews and a ton of others that are much less likely.
    Just picked up an Alston lineup card. Also picked up a couple of Boudreau lineup cards, along with Al Lopez, Bob Lemon and a second Bucky Harris. On non-HOF lineup cards I picked up a couple of biggies: George Brett 3,000 hit game and Phil Niekro 300 win carbon copies. Also picked up a large lot that included quite a few Torre, Cox, Frank Robinson and Whitey Herzog along with quite a few from Ozzie Smith and Tony Gwynn RC seasons.

    5) Consider collecting a vintage set (or possibly the HOFers from the set). Been considering a couple of sets that I think would be fun, and possibly a decent investment as well.
    Picked up a Rogers Hornsby 1921 Exhibits, but have been kind of undecided on whether to try and build the set.
    Last edited by Topnotchsy; 07-05-2017 at 11:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinbreaker View Post
    Have you seen this years auto's of Wakefield?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tim-Wakefiel...QAAOSw8GtZW6cQ
    Sure have, got the base, blue and red. I just didn't count those toward my number because they didn't exist when I made my goal, I don't just want to tread water, I wanna swim

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    Quote Originally Posted by George_Calfas View Post
    Add to my unopened 90s wax collection
    I want to see some pics of this.
    Scanned cards: https://goo.gl/9QaZll Updated 4/7/18

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    2010 Topps Allen & Ginter NNO - 87/350 | 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Bazooka Back - 64/350

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxabuser View Post
    I want to see some pics of this.
    I have added about 30ish boxes of 90s-early 2000s Finest and Bowmans Best. They are at work and I will take a pic when I return to the office on Monday

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    Quote Originally Posted by George_Calfas View Post
    I have added about 30ish boxes of 90s-early 2000s Finest and Bowmans Best. They are at work and I will take a pic when I return to the office on Monday
    That's awesome! I love those old sets.

    I picked up 4 boxes of 2001 Fleer Greats of the Game.

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    where's everyone at?! 4 short weeks left for the year. certainly not done but wrapping up and looking forward to the new year.

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstepper View Post
    with a handful of days remaining in 2016 it's time to hope and dream about all the good stuff that going to happen for us in the coming year. I'll get it started.

    I've learned in the 2 short years I've been a part of this thread. the more vague I am, the more successful I am

    1) keep plugging away at my PC and hopefully finish at least one years worth of signatures. 2016 saw HUGE strides in my collection.

    2)get supplies and have everything mini snap tite, labeled and team bagged.

    3)pick up 3-5 hof patches. not a serious PC but one I am working on slowly

    4) personally, I really need to lose about 30-40 lbs. if I can do that I'll reward myself
    1) haven't finished any. as little as 3 away from one and under 10 on 6 other sets. with things being slow on the main PC pickup front I've expanded into several other sets and players. BUT 2017 was a great year of collecting once again.

    2) mostly accomplished, I need some.more 180pt snaps but 99% of my PC is cased and bagged.

    3) picked up a few great patches this year. mostly Spahn but a few great wool patches as well of various HOF




    4) I didn't lose 30lbs But I did get back in the gym over spring and the early part of summer bettering my overall health and increasing my strength considerably in 10 short weeks

    I'll probably expand on this a little more later but good for now.
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    I wanted to add 6 Wakefields that weren't released this year,with a nice little addition this afternoon I am at 2.
    I passed almost all my Biggio PC goals. Over 1600 now. Added three 98 Tek diffractors and 3 99 Tek golds. I wanted to finish the 99 Tek base, still two shy. I'm about 2/3 through the 98 Tek base patterns. Still no Herb Pennock, missed a few this year but I'll wait for one in my price range. I'd call this year a success for my collection.

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    1. Keep my eyes open for any Mantle cards I don't have....maybe some Bazooka.
    2. T207 Hoff
    3. 1956 Rizzuto pin
    4. 1961 & 62 Topps Yankee stamp pairs.
    5. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players...Cefalu, Halland (Holland), Jenkins, Powell, Pressley, Schmidt & Shagnessy (Shaughnessy)
    6. Work on getting to 700 Yankee autographs
    7. Collect In Person autos at the Salem games

    Completed #2 & 6, while the others are still works in progress, though I did get a lot of autographs in Salem and I got closer on my stamp pairs.
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    Sets completed 1955-1965, 1967, 1969, 1951 Topps Red & Blue Back, 1951 Bowman, 1955 Bowman, 1963 Fleer, 1965 Topps Embossed, 1961 Topps Stamps, 1962 Topps Stamps & 1968 Topps Game.
    Yankee needs:Two 1962 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

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    12/3 update

    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    Here's where I am at:

    Hobby-wise I have a few goals for 2017:
    1) Sell off all items that I do not find any joy in collecting
    Have sold off some items, but not nearly enough
    Sold a few items, lots more to go


    2) Pick up 2-3 items related to integration/Jckie Robinson and continue to learn about that time in baseball/American history
    Pretty nice progress here. Picked up a Jackie College yearbook and 1948 Cleveland Indians Team baseball - the first team with African American players that won the World Series. Ball has a really nice Satchell Paige autograph (with 2 L's in Satchell, the last year that he signed that way.
    Picked up a number of "lesser" items over the last few months. Picked up something major last night which I feel is connected. Posting about it shortly.


    3) Pick up a couple of more WWII-related baseball items (particularly team signed baseballs). Try to find some related to baseball players that I do not have WWII linked items for like Bob Feller. And if there is anything WWII Hank Greenberg related, jump all over it.
    Haven't had any progress here.
    Haven't found anything Greenberg or Feller I like but picked up a nice DiMaggio WWII team baseball, a nice Vince DiMaggio baseball with Wimpy Quinn (one of the toughest signatures of a player in the 40's) and picked up what I think are ridiculously cool programs from when Yogi Berra was playing in the independent league under a pseudonym while in the military (before his RC season)


    4) Pick up a few more line-up cards with HOF managers. I'd love to pick up at least 1 from before 1950, though those are particularly tough. More reasonable are guys like Yogi Berra and other more recent managers. Others I'd love to find include Walt Alston, Leo Durocher, Eddie Mathews and a ton of others that are much less likely.
    Just picked up an Alston lineup card. Also picked up a couple of Boudreau lineup cards, along with Al Lopez, Bob Lemon and a second Bucky Harris. On non-HOF lineup cards I picked up a couple of biggies: George Brett 3,000 hit game and Phil Niekro 300 win carbon copies. Also picked up a large lot that included quite a few Torre, Cox, Frank Robinson and Whitey Herzog along with quite a few from Ozzie Smith and Tony Gwynn RC seasons.
    This has been pretty slow. Started picked up lineup cards from WS winning seasons, and picked up a Yankees 1967 Opening Day card, but not much to write home about.


    5) Consider collecting a vintage set (or possibly the HOFers from the set). Been considering a couple of sets that I think would be fun, and possibly a decent investment as well.
    Picked up a Rogers Hornsby 1921 Exhibits, but have been kind of undecided on whether to try and build the set.
    Decided not to continue pursuing this. Will likely sell the Hornsby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevermore View Post
    2016 was epic, I was able to attend the National. My 2017 goals will be a bit more modest.

    1. Attend 2-3 local card shows
      Was able to attend just two local shows.
    2. Build Yankees team sets from the 1950s and 1960s
      Picked up a few dozen cards. Approaching 80% complete for both decades, a little over 100 cards remain.
    3. Complete the 1970s, down to 9 cards
      Down to two cards -- 1972 #699 Murcer and 1970 #189 Munson RC. Waiting for the right Munson.
    4. Pick Yankees Heritage & Topps SP/variations from recent years
      Picked up a bunch this year, continuing to chipping away.
    5. Sell extras and non-PC items
      Working on a spreadsheet.
    Hoping to add a few more before the end of the year.

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