Friday, January 1, 2010

Look ahead: 2010

At the end of Spring Training back in March we had 43 signed 2008 Topps cards. At that time I thought to myself that it would be really cool if we could get up to 100 by the end of the year. Well, it's officially 2010 and that number was significantly surpased.

With the help of fellow bloggers, 50/50s, a lot of TTM requests, etc. we were able to finish the year with 184 cards. That is just under 19% of the entire 990 card set.

I've never really had any collecting goals before but looking ahead to 2010 there are a few things I would like to accomplish...

  • Progress: 350/990 - I think 350 signed 2008 Topps cards by the end of 2010 is a realistic goal. Alot of thought was put into this number. It depends heavily on how many TTM requests I am able to send out for Spring Training and the regular season. This might end up being a little bit of a challenge but it is attainable.

  • 2008 Topps Opening Day - I'm not officially starting this set and probably never will but I would like to get a few of these cards signed. Since I only have one set I won't be sending many TTM. I would like to get at least 10 of the 220 cards from this set signed this year.

  • Custom Cards - Inspired by blogs like Goose Joak and Custom Card Blog, I want to try my hand at making my own custom cards. Well... my own custom 2008 Topps cards, of course.

  • Keep My Blog Alive - There are many demands on my time. Family, friends, work, and even autographs all have priority over blogging. This goal is pretty simple. I want to keep updating my blog. I think I've done a pretty good job of that so far. The offical post count for 2009 ended at 179. For a little over 10 months of blogging, that's not too bad. If I can keep averaging a post every other day, 2010 will be a good year for My 2008 Topps Set Blog.

Thanks to everyone who's ever read my blog or helped me get a signed card ( bloggers and players included ). Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year! Good luck meeting your goals in 2010.

  2. It's been a blast to watch you go after this set. Go get 'em in 2010!!

  3. Out of curiosity, have you considered adding the political 08 Topps inserts to your set? I was rifling through one of my boxes of cards today and found ones of Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, and they have the same look as the regular 08 Topps cards.

  4. Yah if the opportunity arises, I'll try to get the policital ones too. While I'm concentrating primarily on the base set, I will still try to get anything 08 Topps related signed too. Chromes, Opening Day, inserts, whatever I can find.