Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Breaking things down because I can

No, it's not some deeply thought out blog post.

It's a contest pimp for Baseball Card Breakdown.  I hope you enter, but I hope I win.

Go get some.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Reorg Update, Live and In Color!

Exciting right?  Right?  I thought so.

I had a few diversions during my 9 days off.  My wife's post op recovery being the number one diversion and the reason I took last week off.  I was thinking she'd sleep a lot and I'd have lots of "Reorg" time.  Well, she didn't sleep that much and I didn't organize as much as I thought I would.  I did a lot of work, but I'm not sure it really shows.

My other diversion was going to see Cat Osterman pitch on Saturday night, but I'll save that for another post.

Over the weekend, I'll post up to date pictures of the piles of boxes so you can see what a difference I made.

One thing I did that I have been wanting to do for a long time is put my Rangers and Senators cards in binders.  Not all of them mind you, but I got Senators from 1961-1971 and Rangers from 1972-1990.

My Senators team sets are not complete and I sincerely hope that I left the correct number of blank slots for the missing cards.  I know I have a decent amount of other Senators cards in my vintage box, I just need to dig them out.  If you've checked my wantlists recently, and I don't know why you would, it hasn't been updated in a long time.  That's going to change in the next few weeks and this time I'm going to keep up with it.  *He says for the 1000th time.*

This is just another look at some of the Sens and the multitude of open spots among them.

This is my first Rangers binder.  I'm working on base Topps cards only right now.  Gotta start somewhere.

We start with the '72s and lord have mercy am I missing all the high numbers or what?  Figures.

This binder goes all the way to 1989 and has room for a few more.  I don't want to overstuff it, but I would like to limit the Topps base binders to 2 or maybe 3.  I haven't fully decided how I'm going to handle parallels and the like, but I think they'll get their own binder.  It really starts with the 1975 Rangers because I have a handful of the minis, but I don't want to stick them in with the regular '75s so I'll handle that when I get through the base.  

It's been a fun process so far, but a little irritating for the wife.  When we are watching television, I've been sorting through cards, so she feels like I'm not paying attention.  Well, I am.  To the cards.  The shows I could do without for the most part.  

More updates to come. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Reorg week continues.

I have a confession to make. You'll think it's borderline ridiculous for someone who has been collecting cards since 1981. I'll make it anyway.

This is my 2013 Allen and Ginter set in a binder. It's the first complete set I've ever put in a binder and I just did it. That seems like a crazy thing for someone who has been collecting cards for nearly 35 years.

These are my other Ginter sets which are both incomplete AND sorted. That's progress I suppose. I have more minis that are in another box.  Those are not sorted yet.  Baby steps.

Here is one of two boxes of Ginter dupes. Lots of dupes and very little completion. That's the plight of the collector I suppose.

REORG week continues. Until the next update..