Monday, April 13, 2020

Second Time Around

I'm sure we collectors have done this before. Thinned out our collections over time and gotten rid of cards we thought no longer fit only to have second thoughts later about what we've done. Last year I decided to purge a lot of cards that didn't fit into the baseball category. This included my Stadium Club Football and Hockey sets, my 1989 Hoops and 1990 Skybox Basketball sets, my 2015 Topps Update All-Star Stitch set, and my Star Wars Chrome Perspectives set. Needless to say, a few months after I purged my collection I started having regrets about my decision. Many of those sets I remember putting together as a kid by buying packs at the local card shop or by getting wax boxes from my parents for Christmas when I was in high school. Over the past few months I've been able to reacquire the Stadium Club sets and the 1990 Skybox set. I never got rid of the 1989 Hoops set so that was a plus. Last week I was able to track down the last prototype I needed for my Skybox set so I'm glad to have that set completed. It was just as fun completing this set the second time around as it was the first.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Hitting the Three Quarter Mark

Today I was able to add my thirtieth card for my Senzel rookie card project. This 2019 Bowman Chrome puts me at needing just ten more cards left to acquire in this project. The last ten cards aren't cheap, but they are cheaper than the vintage Goudey cards I'm chasing down. I should definitely have this wrapped up by the end of the year. It's been fun acquiring Senzel's rookie cards since his rookie season was the same year that the Reds were celebrating 150 years since their founding and the cards show many of the different throwback uniforms the team wore during the season. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.