Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Small Milestone...10,000 Cards Cataloged

1989 Topps All Star #18
Andre Dawson
First Card Cataloged
I am slow; cataloging cards is a daily endeavor, but only a few cards get cataloged each day that I work at it.  My  speed is somewhat deliberate and somewhat a necessity of health and wanting to know everything about each card added to my catalog.  I research each card with an absolute OCD dedication.  Finally today I reached the 10,000 card mark.  I know that that is a small collection, but it is my  hard work to build my collection.

I have software that organizes my collection as well as gives me some insights into the current state and status of my collection.  I decided to post a break-down of where my current catalog stands.

I have every hope and intention of add more cards; starting tomorrow.

1975 Topps #61
Dave Winfield
10,000 Card Cataloged
I normally add cards randomly, that is not selecting the next card, just cataloging the next card in the stack.  That is not entirely true.  I randomly add cards in a somewhat orderly fashion.  Selecting from baseball, football, basketball and non-sport at fairly regular intervals.  The card that comes from each subject is random.  All of this being equal, I decided to select the card that would be number 10,000.  After some thought, I added 1975 Topps Baseball #61 Dave Winfield.  1975 Topps Baseball is one of my all time favorite sets and #61 Winfield was available to be cataloged.

I am a little OCD, so numbers and stats are things that I must know about my collection; here are some of those numbers and stats.

1986 Topps #161
Jerry Rice
  • 644 Sets currently represented in my catalog.
  • 208033 Possible cards from those 644 sets.
  • 73 Variations included in the 208033(variations are added when a card is cataloged with a variation).
  • 37 Different years represented(collect 2005 and older)(Basketball and Hockey 2005/2006 and older).
  • For split year cards, I catalog them in the first year IE 1991/1992 is cataloged as 1991.
  • 149750 Possible Baseball cards, have 8065
  • 40679 Possible Football cards, have 962
  • 14198 Possible Basketball cards, have 644
  • 2324 Possible Hockey cards, have 42
  • 315 Possible Racing cards, have 10
  • 196 Possible Gaming cards, have 30
  • 571 Possible Entertainment cards, have 247
  • 31633 Possible 1991 cards, have 960(the year of change, I wanted to know)
  • 34059 Possible Base Topps Cards 1953-2005, have 3727(again I wanted to know.  1953-2005 because I store cards in 9 pocket pages...1952 will not fit and not interested in 1951)(If I am ever able to collect 1952, will be in a separate collection).
  • 1981 Cards 1119 unique cards.
  • 1990 Cards 1017 unique cards. (first 2 years of more that 1000 cards)
  • 1981 Fleer 643 of 690 possible unique cards.
  • 1987 Topps 423 of 793 possible unique cards.
  • 1982 Topps 344 of 793 possible unique cards.
  • 1991 Star Trek 213 of 310 possible unique cards. (possible cards based upon identified variations at this point in time)
  • 1991 Star Trek #1
  • 3754 Names in database(just players and coaches from major sports, no racing nor actors and famous persons)
If I am fortunate enough to catalog another 10,000 cards, what will my collection look like?  I have no idea, but I hope to find out.  Will update you later on progress.

Happy Collecting.
Jerry Yeager

Some Links That Could Be Useful

Trading Card Database  Very Nice site for creating online collection as well as resources for researching your collection and images for over half million cards so far
SportLots  Sports Card Auction Site

The Card Collector High end Software for cataloging cards

Sports Card Collector Software better for budget with fewer features

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