Let's see how I did with the "goals". Because I'm not into that goal setting/resolution kind of guy, I kept the hope to list short ( I always do), and extremely attainable. Why put additional pressure on myself to do things that even without writing/stating I hope to do year end year out. With nearly 15K in Braves cards alone released this year, I even relieved myself of trying to get every single card which would be impossible anyways. Nowadays, as long as I get the base cards, which is also never going to happen 100% (with the super high end stuff) I am content on the Braves front.
Let's look back at those goals.
#1) I wanted to make progress on my PC's. No not getting more, but sorting and listing the 50K I was behind in. Not progress to finish but put a dent in.
How'd I do? I not only finished those 50K, but went through 2 more rounds (finished last week) with other PC cards I bought this year. This is fantastic, as we head into 2020 (looking forward not in hindsight), I only have about a thousand cards sitting in the check/sort box of PC's. (they're also already sorted alphabetically which is step 1 of my process).
#2) Add to the T206 collection. No limit or quantity specified. I did.
Here are my 2019 additions again for your review.
I knocked these out early in the year earning a high grade for myself right off the bat.
No idea why I grouped these together.
Final grade A+
#3) I wanted to put a dent in the Braves variations out there and to add some vintage Braves.
I did that too! A+
#4) Try and complete the Topps All Star Rookie Trophy cup cards. I knew this one would be tough considering the Bench and Rose were on the list.
How'd I do? The list of needs are down to two! But, not Bench and Rose. I need the 61' Jim Gentile and the 63' Boog Powell. I had plenty of opportunities to pick those two up, but I am a stickler for not paying full price. I know for a fact that I used to see the Boog for $5.00 at shows, and since I didn't do hardly any shows especially the last half of the year they are still on the needs list. Gentile can had online for 20-30.00, but I know I can find a copy at a show for around $10.00. So I can wait.
A. Knocking off the two biggies and the rest of the list still gets the A grade.
#5) Finish of some of the sets that I was near completing, and get some of those pesky Diamond Kings I need. I did both. Still need a ton DK's, but I finished a lot of sets this year. A lot. I'll have another post in the near future on that.......maybe.
I also decided to layoff of "current year" blasters, and although I didn't go 100% here I am pleased with my performance. I took those funds that I would have spent ripping wax, and ripped older wax and made a lot more ComC and Ebay purchases. Money better spent. Overall, I turned a stressful 2018 into an enjoyable 2019. And that was truly my ONLY goal.
Here's to a 2020 that should be much the same.