What are your top collecting priorities?
Are you trying to finish out the 2010 sets?
Are you primarily a team collector looking for recent stuff?
Maybe you only collect subsets and that's where you spend your money.
I'll tell you my top priorities and they all involve one thing. Organizing.
I'm in the labor intensive act of organizing my entire Texas Rangers collection. I just recently sorted out all my Rangers (I'm 100% sure there are other Rangers scattered thoughout my boxes) by manufacturer. I sorted them into piles...Topps, Upper Deck, Fleer, Donruss, oddballs....the list goes on and on and on.
The next step was to pick a stack and start dividing them by year and brand....it's maddening and exciting at the same time. I started with Topps and sorted out the flagship cards from all the other stuff like Chrome, Stadium Club, Heritage...you get the picture. I've got all the flagship stuff from 1961 (Senators) to 2010 sorted and I'm working on generating wantlists for those years too. I'm using Texas Rangers checklists I found at rangerscards.com to create wantlists. They don't have all the checklists for every product from every year, but it's a great starting point.
Ultimately, my goal is to have a wantlist for every Ranger card I don't have.
I've been envious of people who have such complete wantlists on their blogs. If you're one of those people, you know it because you put a lot of work into that thing. It also makes your trade packages even better when you get to knock cards off that list.
I love trading and the work I put into the wantlist will pay off in the long run with packages that help me reach the ultimate goal of completing.
I still have a lot of sets to complete along the way, but that's for another post.
So, back to the original question, what are your collecting priorities right now?
For the record, I've completed the 1987 Topps Rangers.