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What are your Collecting Goals for 2021


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Good question. It's probably time for me to branch out from frank Thomas. I've been thinking of collecting the red Sox players I grew up watching from the years I lived in Boston. Probably will limit it to 4 or 5 players, certain brands, maybe base cards only. I'll think about it when I hit 1000 Thomas's (less than 50 to go)
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The one goal I have that realistically think I can achieve is to complete my 1972 Topps set. I am down to the last three cards. I just need the Carew, Carlton Traded and Robinson Traded. There are now two monthly shows in my area so I think I can get this one.

The other set I would like to complete is my 1964 Topps Giants set. I have always really liked the looks of those cards and only need 4 more. But I need Koufax, Clemente, Aaron and mays so this will will not be cheap. But these cards are reasonably priced (at least for now) so I think I can knock this one out also.

And the other card I would really like to find and complete my set is the 1969 Topps Deckle Jim Wynn. I have been looking for this card for a while and it just seems that I cannot find one. I did get the Joe Foy recently but the Wynn is proving top be quite elusive.

My collection is now nearly organized since I moved into the new house and I actually have a room dedicated to my collection. So for the first time since I was a kid I will have my collection organized the way I want. I spent 20 years in the US Navy and had portions of my collection in different locations but I now have it ready to be organized.

I will start to print out some needs lists for different people on The Bench so I can take those want lists with me and hopefully help some people out. I have done this plenty of times in the past but I need to organize this a little better so i bought a bigger (and more expensive) printer to help this project out a little.
An update and a pretty good one!!

Picked up the Carlton Traded and the Robinson Traded today. I am down to just the Carew for my 1972 Topps set.

And I wanted to add one more goal for this year. I am not sure how many people are familiar with the 1975/6 SSPC set. I just picked up the Noland Ryan variation and I am down to just the Aaron to finally put this set to bed also. This is a great looking set and the cards are really affordable in my opinion for such a great looking set. I highly recommend this set if someone is looking for something challenging and affordable.