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    2018.. yes 2018! collection goals

    Crazy to fathom another year has gone by. Hopefully everyone made some headway in this crazy hobby of ours. As life happens so in turn does our involvement with our collections.
    What are YOUR hopes and aspirations for your part in the collecting world in the following year?
    I'll list mine in no particular order.

    1) I want to FINISH AT least 2 of the sets I'm working on. down to 3 cards or less in 4 sets.

    2) stay focused. I got a little off track with main PC pickups being slow and grabbed up a bunch of stuff I'll probably end up selling in the near future.

    3) get re-supplied and have everything encased, labeled and team bagged. I was at about 95% for a month and I keep falling backwards.

    4) this is the year I finally grab a Harper auto. overdue But I may just bite the bullet finally.

    5) Did I say stay focused!!? I love the stuff I have but between starting a new spahn pc, haniger rainbow, star autographs of today's young stars and grabbing a few things I thought were needed, I spent double what I should have. Stick to my sets or a hof patch once in a while and I feel I should be good.

    6) get back in the gym and lose some weight. my knees and back hurt and my 20 yr reunion is this year, so why not?

    anyone?
    Last edited by michaelstepper; 01-05-2018 at 12:19 AM.
    Collecting Sweet Spot or similar autos, Mitch Haniger and the Topps living set

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    - Attend the NSCC in Cleveland (already bought my AirBnb)

    - Finish my 2011 Topps Heritage tint set

    - Pick up the remaining 2001 Topps Heritage inserts I need

    - Pick up the 2001 UD Legends of NY Babe Ruth bat card I need to finish the GU bat set

    - Sub my 2011 Topps Update Mike Trout to BGS. It looks like a 10.

    - Be debt free (2017 got me $15000 closer)
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    Pick off a few more of the items needed on Yankee sets that I'm working on. Need 1956 Topps Rizzuto pin, 1961 Topps Stamps pair Blanchard/Sempoch, 1962 Topps Stamps pairs Kubek/Latman, Ford/Musial & Howard/Mazeroski, 1965 Topps Transfers Bouton & Howard and 1966 Topps Rub Offs Yankee Pennant. Get to 950 Yankee autographs.
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    Yankee needs:Two 1962 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

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    Really............................want to get the last two teks i need for my 98 Bernie set. #77 and 86

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    I'm going to begin something I've never done. From the beginning of the year to the end, I'm going to save little by little. At some point, I want to add Jackie Robinson's autograph to my collection. I know it won't be cheap by any means, but his story is an integral part of baseball's history and I want to be able to say that I've purchased something viable instead of drinking beer 2-3 times a week. I thought about how much money I'm spending on that, as opposed to spending it on more productive things. We'll see how long my saving trend lasts, but I'm willing to alter my habits for a formidable goal.
    R.I.P. Harmon Clayton Killebrew June 29, 1936-May 17, 2011 You will surely be missed!

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    Just started a new project. Hopefully, it'll keep me focused.

    And keep me from ripping wax...
    Don't forget to use the FCB Link when buying on eBay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone17 View Post
    I'm going to begin something I've never done. From the beginning of the year to the end, I'm going to save little by little. At some point, I want to add Jackie Robinson's autograph to my collection. I know it won't be cheap by any means, but his story is an integral part of baseball's history and I want to be able to say that I've purchased something viable instead of drinking beer 2-3 times a week. I thought about how much money I'm spending on that, as opposed to spending it on more productive things. We'll see how long my saving trend lasts, but I'm willing to alter my habits for a formidable goal.
    Great idea! I spent $1250 for this, plus it had a few more autographs on it!
    Jackie Robinson, etc. autograph PSA/DNA 10/15 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr
    Collector of Autographs, TTM autographs, Vintage, Yankees and Mantle
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    Yankee needs:Two 1962 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano7 View Post
    Great idea! I spent $1250 for this, plus it had a few more autographs on it!
    Jackie Robinson, etc. autograph PSA/DNA 10/15 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr
    Awesome stuff, Danny!!
    R.I.P. Harmon Clayton Killebrew June 29, 1936-May 17, 2011 You will surely be missed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone17 View Post
    Awesome stuff, Danny!!
    Look forward to seeing the one you get!!!!
    Collector of Autographs, TTM autographs, Vintage, Yankees and Mantle
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    Yankee needs:Two 1962 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano7 View Post
    Look forward to seeing the one you get!!!!
    Potentially in one year's time, hopefully I'll have one!!
    R.I.P. Harmon Clayton Killebrew June 29, 1936-May 17, 2011 You will surely be missed!

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    1. First and foremost is to fill in holes in my Alomar PC, focusing on playing career issues. This collection is by far my #1 hobby, and finding missing cards without breaking the bank makes my day every time.
    2. On the other hand, sharply decrease PC purchases of new issues, especially the glut of mid-high end stuff from Topps. For 2017 there's 228 unique cards, and the 56 that I've collected so far feels like way too many and at too high a cost.
    3. Maybe join Blowout forum. Maybe. Probably some trades and deals to be found there. But I just can't quite be bothered yet to participate in another forum. You guys on FCB are cool enough
    Last edited by banjar; 12-27-2017 at 10:33 AM.
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
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    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    I was really hoping to add a serial #28 Arenado 2010 Bowman Chrome color parallel to my collection. Since the Red and Orange are /5 and /25, my only options are a gold 28/50, blue 28/250, refractor 028/777, or purple 028/999.

    EDIT - Well, that didn't take long, didn't even take until 2018!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-Bowman...0/263405889361

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    I think year I am going to focus on the main players I collect and sell off the cards from my collection that might be able to help out others with their collections..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone17 View Post
    I'm going to begin something I've never done. From the beginning of the year to the end, I'm going to save little by little. At some point, I want to add Jackie Robinson's autograph to my collection. I know it won't be cheap by any means, but his story is an integral part of baseball's history and I want to be able to say that I've purchased something viable instead of drinking beer 2-3 times a week. I thought about how much money I'm spending on that, as opposed to spending it on more productive things. We'll see how long my saving trend lasts, but I'm willing to alter my habits for a formidable goal.
    Excellent Idea! I hope to see one in the year ending thread!


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    Just started a new project. Hopefully, it'll keep me focused.

    And keep me from ripping wax...
    haha, good luck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinbreaker View Post
    I think year I am going to focus on the main players I collect and sell off the cards from my collection that might be able to help out others with their collections..
    sounds ominous
    best of luck to you as well
    Collecting Sweet Spot or similar autos, Mitch Haniger and the Topps living set

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    Quote Originally Posted by corockies View Post
    I was really hoping to add a serial #28 Arenado 2010 Bowman Chrome color parallel to my collection. Since the Red and Orange are /5 and /25, my only options are a gold 28/50, blue 28/250, refractor 028/777, or purple 028/999.

    EDIT - Well, that didn't take long, didn't even take until 2018!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-Bowman...0/263405889361
    Cheater! You got a head start.
    Scanned cards: https://goo.gl/9QaZll Updated 7/8/18

    2011 Topps Heritage Red/Blue/Green Tints - 82% Complete
    2010 Topps Allen & Ginter NNO - 88/350 | 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Bazooka Back - 64/350

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