Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013: The Year of the Hot Corner

Well I may as well join in the fun, here's my 2013 goals, hopes, dreams, & wishes:

1. Blog About It - I had about 40 some posts in the last quarter of 2012, so to keep pace, I hope to hit 200 posts by the end of December 2013.

2. New Most Wanted: I have all of my most wanted cards when I set this up in September based on what I wanted as a kid, so now I am going to have decide what it is I really would like to have.  More Trammell perhaps?  Autos & Relics?  More to come here.

3. Attend the National: My sister just moved to Chicago and I am hoping to get to the National scene this summer.

4. More Tigers: Hitting 3,000 in close 4 months of collecting was a tall order.  I am sure I will not keep pace, however, let's try and hit 6,000 by August.  I need to put a big dent in the 1994-2009 era

5.  Binder Up! - I need to get my favorite players (past and present) outside of the Tigers realm organized and properly taken care of.  Jeter, McGwire, Chad Billingsley & Chris Carpenter (former students!!!) will be the first in the binder keep.

I played college football with Chad's brother at Defiance College from 1999-2002 and Chad was in my American Government class during my pre-service teaching at Defiance HS.
Chris was in my US History class during my student teaching in Bryan, OH.  Chris was also a rival of my cousin's while Carpenter pitched at Kent State and my cousin at Central Michigan.

6. Football? : I need to move my football cards. I spent all afternoon today organizing my 1989 Pro Set collection (still need 4 cards, send me a trade).  I have 1990 Pro Set that needs to go in a binder.  Then it's a binder up for Montana, Rice, Barry, Emmitt, Cowboys, Lions, Bo, etc, then the rest gotta go, and we're talking cheap trading folks.  Less football means More Tigers!

7. More of a rule/guideline than a goal:

  • Only "Free Shipping" on eBay
  • A trade a week?
  • More boxes, less packs
  • I am sure more later....
It's been a fun jump into the deep end of baseball card blogging, great experience so far and can't wait to keep it up in 2013.

Keep it Hot on the Corner, pat.


  1. That's awesome that you have two former students in the majors! I've taught 1st and 5th grade, so I'll have to wait a bit longer to see if any of them become professional athletes, but I'm not holding my breath so far.

  2. I learned the hard way when I attended the National this year.

    Expect the unexpected. Bring all of your lists, and don't be surprised to see stuff there that you thought you wouldn't see.

    I went for 2 days and LOVED it, and can't wait to do it again in 2014. Best of luck with your collections this year, I'm sure you and I will be in touch.