Friday, December 31, 2010

Look back: 2010

Is it just me or did this year go by too fast? Here we are at the end of 2010. I wanted to take a moment this morning to look back at the goals I posted last January in my "Look ahead: 2010" post. I'm proud to be able to say we completed them all!

  • Progress: 350/990 - COMPLETED! We easily met this goal and currently have 363 signed 2008 Topps cards. Don't tell anyone but that number is unofficially even a little higher. I have a stack of cards sitting here on my desk that I need to scan and do a post for.

  • 2008 Topps Opening Day - COMPLETED! I was hoping to have 10 signed Opening Day cards by the end of the year and we got 13!

  • Custom Cards - COMPLETED! Custom Card Sunday kind of fizzled out mid-summer but not after I posted 20+ custom cards. I have a few more that I created but never made their way to the blog. I wouldn't be too surprised to see a resurgence sometime in 2011.

  • Keep My Blog Alive - COMPLETED! We hit a dry spell in June when we only had 2 posts in three weeks but My 2008 Topps Set Blog came back strong in July and we averaged over 20 posts a month for the rest of the year.

All in all it was a good collecting year. I had a great time watching baseball and getting autographs during Spring Training and the Arizona Fall League with my dad & son. Can't wait for next year!


  1. Congrats. It's really awesome to have achieved your collecting goals. I really admire your focus and the ambition. Keep the awesome stuff coming. I am looking forward to seeing more in 2011!

  2. Just a note to say thanks for doing this blog. Seeing the steady progress towards those goals inspires me to keep chugging towards my own.

  3. Great job, son. I really enjoy your blog and the progress you've made on a great set...