I am sure many of us agree that 2016 was a year that will live in infamy but I would rather not beat upon the past and instead look forward to a brand new year. Let's forget 2016 like we should forget Mariah Carey's performance last night.
So here are my top 5 card/blog related resolutions this year:
1. Get some more relics, auto's, or 1/1's for players I collect
Since I purged the majority of my collection in those years of non-collecting, my wantlist is very extensive. But the area I am severely lacking in is "hits" for all those players I collect. So my goal for this year is to get at least one "hit" for each person in my want lists. I would also like to look into some graded vintage cards if my budget allows.
2. Hold some contests
I really enjoyed holding contests for readers back in the heyday of this blog. Not only does it boost readership, it is a great way to connect with other collectors. Plus everyone loves winning something.
3. Post more video breaks
I like to do video stuff on YouTube. I am not all that good at it but I find it is actually easier and sometimes quicker for me to produce content through video rather than posting.
4. Start a Frankenset
I realize the key to have a "Frankenset" is to have a theme, but I think I may start one with just cards I like. Every once in a while, you come across a card that stands out because of the picture or the content. I will start right now with this card:
This is a great example of a card that stands out to me. This pack was full of cookie-cutter pictures of football players in action but then out popped a giant, evil-looking prop ready to gobble up the blurry Niners.
These aren't earth-shattering goals but keeping them simple should make it easier for me to stick to them.
I wish that everyone has great start to 2017. This is a great moment for fresh mindsets, ideas, and renewed energy.
Have a great year!