Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Year in Review

It's always amazing to look back at the end of the year and see the strides I've made in my collection. While it doesn't seem like I've acquired a lot, in all actuality I never expected to make as much progress as I did. So, what did I accomplish in 2015?

  1. I added over 150 new unique Pete Rose cards
  2. I obtained an autographed Joey Votto jersey
  3. I completed the 2015 Topps Reds Team Set
  4. I completed my Album of Amazing project
  5. I acquired the last of the Reds stadium giveaway team sets (completed the 1986-2015 run)
  6. I started my Rookie Book project (added 12 of the 40 cards for this project)
  7. I added two T206 tobacco cards (Lobert, Hoblitzell)
  8. I started my Reds Desert Shield project (added 24 of the 30 cards for this project)
  9. I started my Bowman Billy Binder project (added 175 of 800 cards for this project)
  10. I picked up a felt banner for the man cave
  11. I added 8 cards to my 2013 Topps Votto Rainbow project (Gold Refractor, Pink, NL All-Star, Black, Pink mini, Factory Team Set, Cyan Printing Plate, Atomic Refractor)
  12. I added a Joe Morgan McFarlane to the collection
  13.  I purchased a 1993 Pinnacle Home Run Club set
  14. I purchased a Cincinnati Reds street sign for the man cave
  15. I completed the 2011 Topps Opening Day Mascot set
  16. I added 3 bobbleheads to the collection (Mat Latos, Billy Hamilton, Nasty Boys)
  17. I completed a Joey Votto trifecta
  18. I picked up some pins to make a nice display for the man cave
  19. I added 3 commemorative coins to the collection
  20. I added 8 pocket schedules (1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 2009, 2012)
  21. I started my 2002 Topps set (still need the Barry Bonds Home Run chase cards)
While I didn't pick up a single card from my 10 most wanted list this past year, I think I didn' pretty well in other areas. I do plan on purchasing at least 6 of those cards on my most wanted list next year as I hope to complete my 1948-51 Bowman Reds Team sets in 2016. I hope everyone had a great 2015. Happy New Year everyone! Here's to a great collecting year to come!


  1. Great additions to your Reds collection. Love your Album of Amazing. I've bookmarked it, so reference "amazing" cards in the future. Happy New Year!