Tuesday, September 1, 2020

And Then There Were Eight

When I start nearing the end of a project I have a sense of excitement as well as dread. I get excited because I'm closing in on wrapping up a project that took months, perhaps even years, to finish. The dread of course comes from the uncertainty of whether or not said project is going to ever get completed because the last few remaining cards are so scarce they might never appear and if they do then they could be snatched up by another collector. I've been working on this Votto rookie project now for a while. It hasn't been years but it's taken many months to build. While I've gotten a bit discouraged that I haven't been able to knock out this project, I'm happy that I was able to grab another card that puts me one card closer to the finish line. This 2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History autograph card is my 82nd Votto rookie which means that I'm only 8 cards shy of sticking a fork in this project. Unfortunately, those last 8 cards that I need to track down are all high dollar cards. There's no doubt that I'll be able to finish up this project but I still have a way to go.

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  1. You don't aim low, do you! Heckuva project and it will be amazing when you complete it.

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    1. Unfortunately no :) but it's been a fun project to tackle.

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  2. Not sure what's crazier. The fact that Votto has 82 different rookie cards or the fact that you own 82 different Joey Votto rookie cards. Congratulations.

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    1. It's definitely a lot. What's really surprising is that I could easily chase his Upper Deck Documentary base and gold parallels. That's another 20 cards, but those wouldn't fit in the binder.

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