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Old 12-19-2017, 04:48 PM
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Default 2017 highlights and collecting goals for 2018

Another year is ending and I hope everyone had a happy 2017! It's been a good year for me with a few centerpieces
to my collecting, though I had to sell some I didn't want to. This got me thinking what would be my goals for 2018,
some achievable and some not so.

List some of your 2018 goals so we check next year to see how we did and show some of your 2017 highlights

1. Complete the Jackie Robinson Topps/Bowman player run
2. Add a Green Cobb 3+
3. Any Goudey Ruth (preferable #53) 5+
4. Complete a T206 back run (Home Run Baker or Mordecai Brown)
5. Single signed Babe Ruth autographed ball

I'll probably only achieve 1 or 2 but that's what 2019 is for!

My 2017 Highlights


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Old 12-19-2017, 05:28 PM
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Awesome Wagner Larry. Question- is the Wagner picture not the same exact one (except uniform) as the e91 tinker?
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:47 PM
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Hi Ryan,
Yep, those two are the same. It's a little disappointing they couldn't of had
different artist renderings for two prominent players.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:21 PM
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Great year for collecting. T205 Cubs front/reverse set is now at 144/151 posible card. Remaining cards are tough or expensive so hope to add a coule of cards next year.

Also sold my W572 strip set of 106/121 cards through Heritage. Still have a complete uncut strip as a keepsake.

Probably less money spent on Ebay as I do not plan on starting another project. But who knows when the bug will bite.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:01 PM
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Hi Ryan,
Yep, those two are the same. It's a little disappointing they couldn't of had
different artist renderings for two prominent players.
Real disappointing. But still a great looking Wagner (or whoever that is!!). I may hit you up for a trade attempt one of these days. Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:15 PM
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For 2018 I want to upgrade my T205 Cobby and find a really nice 5-7 grade Goudey Ruth #144....

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Old 12-19-2017, 11:01 PM
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I always love looking at past "goals" thread to see how my interests have evolved over time. Here is last year's thread to help remind everyone.

Here were my 2017 goals, per that thread:

(1) Finish my T209-1 set (currently 15/16). Achieved - I finally picked up a McGeehan and completed my first prewar set!
(2) Add 2-4 more N28 or N162 baseball players. Achieved - I picked up N28 Caruthers and Comiskey, and N162 Andrews.
(3) Add 10-20 cards to my T205 set (currently 77/208). Achieved - I added 26 cards, including 2 HOFers and 3 SP/Variations. Now at 103/208.
(4) Add a reasonable amount of cards to my other sets without going completely overboard. Mostly Achieved, although "going completely overboard" is subject to some interpretation. I picked up 30 E92-family cards, which are my new hobby love. However, I made very little progress on my E121, 1934 Goudey, and 1953 Bowman sets, which are now firmly on the backburner.
(5) DON'T CARRY A PAYPAL CREDIT BALANCE! Achieved!...although it took me well into the year to get to this point.

In addition to these, one of my big achievements of the year was to deal with how I collect modern cards. (Skip ahead ye who hate shiny things.) Although prewar is my main focus, I do like collecting some modern cards to keep me connected to the modern game. However, I was getting overrun with volume, and my collection was completely directionless. I ended up selling 99% of my cards, and decided to focus exclusively on Bowman Chrome & Topps Chrome blue refractors of star players' prospect and RC cards. I have about 60 cards in this collection at the moment, and am very happy to have narrowed my focus there.

My top five collecting goals for 2018 will be -

(1) Add one more N28 and one more N162.
(2) Add 15-20 more T205s, hopefully including Cobb, WaJo, or Young.
(3) Add 15-20 more E92-family cards, including at least one new back.
(4) Add 20 more modern prospect/RC blue refractors.
(5) Save more money and spend less on cards (the hardest goal, of course).

Happy collecting to everyone in 2018!
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Awesome Wagner Larry. Question- is the Wagner picture not the same exact one (except uniform) as the e91 tinker?
its tough to find an e91 that actually looks like the named player!!!!
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:29 PM
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For 2017:

1. Work to finish 1934 Goudey. Got to 95/96. Still need the blue Lou.

2. Have a come to Jesus meeting with myself on what to collect next. T205 is calling my name, but I want to pare down my collection first to make space/funds for it.
Got to 35 ish T205s before shifting focus. Now actively working 1969 Topps and 1953 Bowman.


3. Break the grip that my old commons have on me from the 80s and find them another home. Done. Otis got the cream, and little leaguers got the rest.

4. Write at least one more player bio for SABR. Contributed to two SABR books, one of which published in 2017.

For 2018:

1. Finish 69T.

2. Buy a 53B Mantle. Work on the set a little.

3. Buy cards I like from sets I'll never finish. I've always wanted a Shigeo Nagashima card!

4. Have fun.
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Here's a link to last year's list for those who want to play along. I know I always enjoy looking back at mine and seeing how I did, and what unexpected turns my collecting took over the year.

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthr...60#post1610760


My goals for 2017:
1. Finish my Obak slogan run Done!
2. '41 PB - get at least one of Teddy or Joe, if not both Got Joe, still looking for Teddy
3. Get to 40% on my T205 base set (currently at 27%) I've come to a grinding halt on this set - will circle back at some point
4. Add two T3 HOFers to my set to get me to 50% (currently at 48/100) Added Bresnahan and Matty
5. NOT START ANY MORE SETS!!! I somehow managed to accomplish this, which was my major feat for 2017

Goals for 2018:
1. Get my PB Williams for completion
2. '37 Goudey Thum Movie Medick for completion
3. Pick up 4 Diamond Stars Hi #'s (currently have 1/12)
4. Add five T3s to my set
5. NOT START ANY MORE SETS!!!
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