The State of the Blog, 2011
January 3rd, 2011 by slangon

2010 is a deader. The Christmas decorations are down. 2011 has begun. Last year, I spent some time writing a post about how I wanted to focus my collecting habits a bit, and surprisingly, I think it actually helped quite a bit. I say surprisingly because usually I’m not one who’s good with resolutions and […]

Stepping Back and Looking at My Collecting Goals
January 24th, 2010 by slangon

When I first started getting back into collecting, I was very unfocused. I knew I enjoyed collecting baseball cards and I knew I liked the Mets. For a while, my collecting “strategy” involved just buying whatever cards I could lay my hands in, in the greatest quantity possible, for as cheap as possible. I bought […]

Organizing My Cards: Part III
August 3rd, 2009 by slangon

So before I get to the Ginter blaster and the mail, I just wanted to finish up my organization saga. At this point I have my goals as a collector all spelled out. Now my only problem, which was pretty much my problem at the get-go, is what to do with the piles upon piles […]

Organizing My Cards: Part II
August 1st, 2009 by slangon

In organizing my collection, I felt that the first thing that I needed to do was to really figure out what I was trying to do with my collection. Up until this point, it consisted of a bunch of baseball cards in boxes, sitting in a bigger box on the floor of my office. After […]

Organizing My Cards: Part I
July 31st, 2009 by slangon

Recently, I’ve been in the process of trying to add some sort of physical organization to my collection. I don’t have the worlds biggest collection by any means, but I still own a few thousand cards, spanning over 75 years. That’s a lot of cards to organize, especially when you only have a few minutes […]