CONTEST: Tell us your 2014 collecting resolutions


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

New year, new goals.

That’s what many people talk about once the clock rolls to midnight and a brand new year is here. But, first, let’s take a look back at my 2013 goals and see how I did.

Goal #1
Sort of my Derek Jeter collection

I did this … right before the National Sports Collectors Convention. I put together a list of all the Jeter cards I owned, so I wouldn’t hit the NSCC and buy doubles. Well, I finished but didn’t buy any Jeter cards at the show. However, it did help me at other shows throughout the year as I was able to pull up my collection on my phone while going through boxes.

Goal #2
Get to 2,000 Jeter cards

Done! I probably have closer to 2,100 cards now. But, I stopped counting once I hit the NSCC. I guess we can add this to this year’s goals.

Goal #3
Write about card shows

I did this for the first half of the year. The NSCC seems to be a breaking point because once I attended that show, I kind of got hit with card show overload. After the NSCC, I didn’t attend many shows and so didn’t write about them.

Goal #4
Chase non-sports autographs

Well, this one was a bomb. I got one non-sports autograph that I wanted. One.

Looks like I finished two and a half of my collecting goals for 2013. Time to make new ones.


Here are my collecting goals (or resolutions) for 2014:

Goal #1
Keep a running tally of my Jeter cards

This shouldn’t be difficult. When I get new cards, I should just add them to my spreadsheet. And, yet, for years I just haven’t done this. Well, maybe, 2014 is time that it changes.

Goal #2
Buy a case of Supernatural cards when it releases

This goal has an exception to it. I want to save up money and not buy as much as I normally do because I want this case. It releases from Cryptozoic later this year. However, if the main stars don’t have autographs, then I won’t be buying it. Considering I didn’t do well on my non-sports autographs goal from last year, this would actually help me finish that one out.

Goal #3
Find more stories about collectors

One of my favorite things to write about in 2013 was the human interest pieces when it came to collecting. And it seemed many of you were interested in these as well as they were popular stories. Stories such as collectors helping other collectors or unique collections would make for great storytelling. So if you know of anything like that, feel free to shoot me an email.

Those are my goals this year for collecting.


Hit up the comments and let us know your collecting goals or resolutions and you can win a box of 2013 Topps Turkey Red Football.

Happy New Year!

Update: The contest will end on Monday at midnight ET.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor at Beckett Media. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.


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  1. Colin Drake 3 January, 2014 at 13:37

    My 2014 collecting goals:

    Finish and Frame Jake Gardiner Panini Prime Namesakes:
    -This was one of my 2013 goals which I technically completed (found the last SP ‘G’ the last week of 2013, it is not here yet though). However, I will be framing and finishing this piece in 2014 after a long chase.

    Find odds and ends of Jake Gardiner, reach 200 cards:
    -I am currently sitting at 185 Gardiner cards which a few parallels to be finished. With his rookie season being 11-12, the cards are becoming listed a lot less frequent and mostly repeats. I hope to see more become available as box prices drop on the older products.

    Collect non-sports Autographs/Memorabilia:
    -I want to expand on my hard signed autograph collection and add more pieces to my memorabilia collection, primarily focusing on (sports) game used gear and (television/movie) set items.

    Follow me @TheDrake1001 #Collect

  2. Daniel Conrad 3 January, 2014 at 13:37

    Goal #1 Work on my Miguel Sano Collection

    Sano is all power and will be a monster home run hitter in the pros.

    Goal #2 Support my Girlfriend in her Xander Bogearts collection

    She fell in love with the guy during the playoffs and he is her first PC.

    Goal #3 If GPK Chrome 2 is released, buy a case of the stuff.

    I have loved GPK since I was a kid.

    Goal #4 Get more cards graded.

    My first graded card is currently in the mail and I am looking forward to grading and protecting my favorite cards in the future.

  3. RobbyT 3 January, 2014 at 13:37

    1. To not buy any 2014 cards until a minimum of 90 days after release so that I can buy them deeply discounted.

    2. To not buy any products that have SP cards as part of the base set.

    3. To give more attention to the 1969-1978 sets I’m working on.

  4. Ryan Churchward 3 January, 2014 at 13:53

    Two years ago on New Years Day I started a set: 2011 Upper Deck SP Game Used MLS Supreme Fabrics. They’re big, beautiful patches #/15. Two years later, I have 41 of the 44 patches. My 2014 resolution is to finish the set and get featured in Beckett Magazine or on the Upper Deck blog. Here is my current progress (Charlie Davies incoming):

  5. Vaughn Lamore 3 January, 2014 at 14:02

    My is to complete my ’71 Topps Baseball and start on my ’69 Topps Football set in Nm-Mt condition!

  6. David J 3 January, 2014 at 14:04

    My biggest collecting related goal this year is to organize my collection both in house and online using ORG.

  7. Jason Duncan 3 January, 2014 at 14:06

    Goal #1 I want to increase my autograph collection by doing ttm, getting more in person autographs at sporting events and card shows. I also want to get more certified autographs by buying packs of cards and buying certified autographs.

    Goal #2 I need to organize my cards more than anything. I just bought a new house and my cards are everywhere. By doing this I can see what I need and don’t need.

    Goal #3 buy more packs and boxes of cards. I love opening packs. I am I’m the hobby for fun not money.

    Goal #4 I want to got to National card show convention in Cleveland this year with the family. I have never been to one and it is on my bucket list.

  8. Luke Santavicca 3 January, 2014 at 14:07

    Goal #1: To finish a rainbow of any player in any baseball product
    Goal #2: Buy a product I have never bought before.
    Goal #3: Finish a set
    Goal #4: Get a HOFer relic/auto

  9. Ian Gibbs 3 January, 2014 at 14:14

    I am looking for more focus in my collecting. Being new to the hobby, I was kind of lost and tried different sports, products and different ways to purchase. In the new year I am planning to center on baseball and mostly the products that enjoyed the most (topps,bowman chrome and heritage) and hopefully ignore the rest. I am hoping this will be more economical and help me score some of the items that I really want.

  10. Ronald Robinson 3 January, 2014 at 14:22

    Being relatively new to collecting I would say my collecting resolution for 2014 would be to strengthen my NFL starter collection. I want to be able to have rookie cards of starting players of every team by August. I know this will be tough due to how costly some players individual cards are, but going to really try.

  11. Zac Moore 3 January, 2014 at 14:24

    I would like to complete my PC of Ben and Tyler Hansbrough RC’s. Both of those guys went to my high school. I will also be working on Otto Porter RC’s as he went to high school just 30 miles from my home town.

    I also want to work on my PC of Oak Hill Academy Alum in the NBA. There have been 27 guys that went to that high school that went on to the NBA.

    I also want to save up and get ready for the 2014 NBA draft class as I think it will be a great one.

  12. Ron J 3 January, 2014 at 14:28

    Goal #1 Finish getting all of my collection on Beckett’s Organize. I am at 114,924 and counting. I have about 90% listed.

    Goal #2 Sell off my entire collection. I am a set builder and have 281 sets either completed or within 10 cards or less. I also have around 40 sets that I need less than 40 cards to complete. The sets range from 1982 Topps to 2012 Topps.

  13. Mike Biggans 3 January, 2014 at 14:31

    My resolutions include focusing more on my vintage collections, and buying enough 2013 Topps Update to drive my significant other INSANE! Muhahahaha!

  14. todd lohman 3 January, 2014 at 14:35

    My goal is to sort through the 400,000+ cards I have in my collection to refine it and sell a bunch of unwanted cards to pay for renovations on my new house. Now that I’m a home owner I have a room dedicated to my collection and the space to display it. I also want to add a Barry Sanders autograph to my collection, it’s my Holy Grail, 20 years of collecting and still haven’t pulled one out of a pack.

  15. Nick Mikulicich Jr. 3 January, 2014 at 14:38

    BUY MOAR SWISH. Oh wait, that’s Chris Olds’ goal.

    My goals basically summarize to keep buying more stuff I like at good prices. Focusing limits you too much.

  16. Lucas 3 January, 2014 at 14:40

    1. Sell/give away AT LEAST 50% of my collection (mostly commons/base cards 1986-2009)
    2. Never buy single packs again, only a few boxes and blasters of new releases throughout the year
    3. Get some cards graded
    4. Receive my 5 remaining pending redemptions from Topps (don’t hurt yourself laughing at this one)

  17. harynjk 3 January, 2014 at 14:54

    It is hard to set a goal without knowing how my financial situation will look like. But one thing i will try is to get as much Justin Holiday card as i can, i have 3 at this moment, and according beckett, there is 6 more cards about him. The reason i started to collect him not too long ago, because he was signed by my favorite Hungarian basketball team. Other goal is to get a David Robinson auto card where he put also a Bible reference as inscription. Similar goal, but more specific, to get a old Avery Johnson auto card, from the time, when he put John 14:6 as inscription. Also to get as much auto, memorabilia or low numbered card about the other players i collect as i can(of course only cards what i consider good looking cards).
    Ohhh and one more goal, to find online contests and win free boxes ;) jk

  18. Zeprock 3 January, 2014 at 15:05

    #1 – Pick up my 2014 Topps Factory Baseball set. I do this every year.
    #2 – Pick up as many different cards that I don’t have of all the many players I collect.
    #3 – Add Roberto Alomar, Wade Boggs and Todd Helton to my 1000 Card Club. I have 25 players in my club now with more than 1000 different cards. I am within 50 cards of those three players.
    #4 – Trade with my 600th different person. I am at 586 now and have traded with people in all 50 states and 10 different countries.
    #5 – Attend more card shows and spend there instead of on unopened product.

  19. Dante 3 January, 2014 at 15:15

    #1 goal is to organize my current collections!
    #2 – To obtain the 2013 TOPPS Football complete set of 440 cards
    #3 – To attend more card and collectible shows with my dad
    #4 – To get my hands on at least 3 outstanding deals/cards

  20. Jeff 3 January, 2014 at 15:21

    1) To complete my 1954 Red Heart set. I’m 12 cards short, but none of them are high dollar cards.
    2) Purchase one T-206 each month
    3) Complete my A&G sets from the past three years
    4) Catalog another 25,000 cards (I’m at 200,000+ so far)

  21. Erling Crousse 3 January, 2014 at 15:25

    I have a couple of goals, some short term, most are long term.

    Short term, organize and get rid of what doesn’t interest me. Somebody out there would appreciate it more than I would.

    Look into more memrobilia. I have a couple of autographed pieces, but not many. Balls, pucks, gloves, bats, that sort of thing. Not a cheap goal by any means.

    Start up my Peter Forsberg PC. Favorite player growing up, I have anlot of his early career stuff, not much else.

    And lastly, get my son more involved in the hobby. I was about his age when O got really interested in it, wojld love to start doing this together with him, then eventually, his younger brother.


  22. John Ferguson 3 January, 2014 at 16:47

    2014 Goals

    1. Stay #1 in the BGS football registry with my Brian Urlacher Master set
    2. Get my Lance Briggs Master set back to #2 on the BGS football registry
    3. Try to get my Lance Briggs BGS Basic set to 100%
    4. Continue to pick up any new Lance Briggs product
    5. Pick up any Urlacher auto’s I don’t have, and upgrade my lower grades.
    6. Keep subbing my PC with BGS!!!!

  23. Cory Furlong 3 January, 2014 at 17:42

    1. Focus on Sandberg PSA set registry.
    2. Purge unwanted or duplicate inventory.
    2. Finish off unfinished sets from the mid 2000’s

  24. Greg Barlow 3 January, 2014 at 17:46

    In 2013:
    I really didn’t have many collecting goals except to help my kids get all the Sam Bradfor, Tim Tebow, and Michael Ohers I could afford.

    My best friend was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan and he passed away on New Years Day so:

    In 2014:
    I’m going to work on having the BIGGEST and BEST Dallas Cowboys football card and memorabilia collection and I am dedicating it to him.

    Will love and miss you my brother…..

  25. Terry Deck 3 January, 2014 at 18:09

    To narrow my focus a bit. There’s getting to be too many sets from all the companies, I have to pare things down to maybe the three or four I like the best and just go for those.

  26. Dan 3 January, 2014 at 18:13

    1) Stop wasting money buying individual packs at Target/WalMart. I know that they’re searched. Three packs, $10. Save that $10 and put it toward that classic Packers item that I want.
    2) Get that classic Packers item that I want.
    3) Get as many of my own photos signed as I can.
    4) Have fun.

  27. Richard 3 January, 2014 at 18:37

    To get the 2001 Donruss Signature Proofs Junior Spivey card (#’d to 25) to finish the proofs set.
    Been working over 10 years on this set, be nice to finish it.

    Continue trend to concentrate on quality over speculation.
    I’ve picked up nice patches autos from the Leaf Products and hope they continue them.

    Continue trend to not crack product, other than a single box of Bowman Platinum.
    Football looks good though, but then so did 2006 and that bit me hard.

  28. scott d 3 January, 2014 at 18:57

    1. Organize, work on storage, and display. Declutter, not just cards and memorabilia, but life in general.
    2. Finish my UNC jersey covers auto SI collection-have 20 of them signed so far.
    3. Get one of the last 2 UD UNC auto cards i need to complete the set, Lawson and Jordan.
    4. Start my 90 reds ws champs signed ball set.
    5. Catch up on last 2 years of topps AG sets)having a baby cut my collecting down.
    6. Work on ttm autos, sending out pics my wife and i take at games.
    7. Get in Beckett super collector feature.
    I know i wont get all these done this year, but any of them will be great, as well as anything else i pick up over the year.

  29. Michael Paris 3 January, 2014 at 19:01

    My first goal is to increase my Mickey Mantle collection. Second goal is to get more RG3, Russell Wilson, and Luck rookie cards. Last goal is to get them all graded at the national show in Cleveland.

  30. bill johnson 3 January, 2014 at 19:35

    my goals this year are:

    add my frank thomas collection to the becket organizer. i started already, still a ways to go.
    continue to get thomas cards i dont have.
    buy some geno smith cards for my jets collection
    get some autographed cards. dont have many. that needs to change.
    continue having fun with the hobby love

  31. Matt 3 January, 2014 at 19:43

    I’ll narrow this down to 3 goals as well:

    1. Complete a rainbow. I’m only 2 cards away from completing the Chris Herrmann rainbow from 2013 Prizm, but one of them is the Finite 1/1 parallel that will be really hard to find. Who knows, maybe I’ll finish a different rainbow before the Herrmann!

    2. Collect Justin Morneau’s non-Twins cards. Morneau is my favorite player, Twins have always been my favorite team, so it hurt when the Twins traded him. In 2014, I’d like to keep collecting Morneau

    3. This is sort of 2 goals, but I’m wrapping them up into one- Add both a Twins Superfractor and a Twins All-Star Patch from Triple Threads to my collection. Supers are just awesome, but are always so hard to find, and so expensive when they do pop up. Same goes for the Triple Threads All-Star Patches- I’ve seen a few of Mauer’s from 2013 TTT, I might try and add one of those- They look fantastic!

  32. Keith S 3 January, 2014 at 20:09

    Goal #1-Continue to work toward completing my 1948-1978 Phillies card collection. I am at about 95% complete roughly, as I buy wrinkled, written on and poor condition cards when I can for the older ones. I think they have more character that way anyway. I started collecting in 1978, that’s why it “ends” there. I know it’ll be a while until I can buy some of those Topps 1952 SP’s, but I make progress each year. It is great to pull out my albums and look at these older cards every so often.

    Goal #2-acquire more pre-1948 Phillies cards. I try to pick up Tobacco cards and other odd pre-Bowman Phillies cards when I can. Usually poor condition (see above). It is fun to discover cards from this era I never knew existed.

    Goal #3-Get a Santa hat card from Panini’s Black Friday promotion. I checked off a “goal” of mine this year in getting a rookie sketch card redemption in a promo pack. I know I can buy one on the 2ndary market, but I think it woould be cool to end up with one straight from a promo pack.

    Goal #4-Help my daughter build her Bella Sara horse card collection. She’s my little card collector, so I will help her continue to build her albums.

    Thanks and Happy New year everyone!!!!

  33. Tom Waldron 3 January, 2014 at 20:17

    MY collecting goals are not as lofty as some it invioves being more savy where I put my few dollars -RETAIL OR hOBBY.
    Most of what I purchase has been in the Retail arena Discounts Blaster at Target Or Walmart .
    Bought 1 box in the Hobby Ud 2012 FB -got Lucky Threads bonus pack yielded Elway on card auto mem #’d 10/10. Not sold yet but soon to be on Ebay.
    Still waiting in 2014 for that Sandy Koufax 2013 SER 1 AUTO #/5 never know could still happen.
    I have decided to sell a lot of my cards unfortunately bills dictate my collecting habbits.
    With 2 kids in College Collecting is at a minimum. Thats why I seem my collecting much smaller in next comming year but you never know that Blaster could hold that Superfractor 1/1 .
    Tom w

  34. Phil Regetta 3 January, 2014 at 20:28

    More and more Dick Groat! (yes I do realize how ridiculous that sounds) Out of 211 items I know about, I have approx 150 of them.

  35. Chris Wardner 3 January, 2014 at 21:31

    My #1 resolution is to thin the collection. I put stuff in the box and never go back to sort it……..If I could get rid of a couple boxes, the wife would be happy. Happy wife….Happy Life!

  36. Drew Ehrlich 3 January, 2014 at 23:32

    Here are my collecting resolutions:
    1. Organize my collection-
    One thing I’ve wanted to do for a long time is get a all sport subscription to the opg and finally find out my collection’s true value via organize. It will be quite the task, but I am looking forward to it immenseley.

    2. Go to more card shows-
    This year I went to my first ever card show, and I enjoyed it a lot. This year I want to attend at least a couple more.

    3. Get a box… Of something-
    This year I want to find a product that isn’t too expensive, yet delivers in the hit department. This might require money-saving.

  37. richard aldridge 3 January, 2014 at 23:32

    well i got myself on a mini helmet autograph thing just about every week the sports card shop i go to (nw sportscards university place wa. ) has a seattle seahawk autograph signing theres a couple more players coming so ill have that finished i got alot of mini helmet autos now i think next season ill do a regular size helmet i also want to get on top of the 2014 topps baseball when it comes out and the same with bowman i wanna try and as many top insert cards as i can make my collecting year a great one.

  38. Jeorge hibz 3 January, 2014 at 23:58

    I will continue to order 7pk boxes through my wife’s work, snag a pk through retail here n there, stroll through the flea market once a month n hope I run n2 a vendor like last week selling a variety of stars for 25cents

  39. Artimus 4 January, 2014 at 01:37

    My simple goal is to get organized. I’ve got boxes and binders all over the place. I need to get things in order and keep them that way.

  40. George Perlinger 4 January, 2014 at 03:25

    To organize all the mixed up cards I have in the 5000 count boxes and add them to my organize, and to finish putting up the shelves in my mancave to display my PC’s

  41. Corky 4 January, 2014 at 04:21

    I have some goals that are related to my blog but for my personal goals:

    Focus on my personal collection, determine what I want and collect only those cards

    Stop picking up cards on a whim, if a favorite athletes is not in the set then I don’t need to buy it

    Bust only products that interest me

  42. Dean A Beckstein 4 January, 2014 at 09:20

    1. To find the last seven cards I need to complete my Mike Rabelo master card collection minus 1 of 1’s.
    2. To find at least five more 1 of 1’s of Mike Rabelo.

  43. Steve Chesbro 4 January, 2014 at 09:28

    1. Finish off two sets I’ve been collecting…07 UD Baseball and 2010 Topps 206
    2. Stop buying Hobby boxes of sets with expired redemptions…very frustrating.
    3. Start collecting new set…2013 Topps Gypsy Queen? Love the mini cards.
    4. Add some diversity to my collecting…ie start a Football set collection.
    5. Get some of my higher end stuff graded.
    6. Put my collection into the organizer tool so I can see an approx. value.
    7. Make some changes at home to start displaying my collection instead of having it all in stacks of monster boxes that I never get to see!!!

  44. Lushan Hannah 4 January, 2014 at 10:05

    1. Open a high end product from any sport/manufacturer
    2. Complete my 1986 Brownell Heisman set (only 10 more cards!)
    3. Get to 5,000 cards cataloged on Beckett Organize
    4. Bring one new person in to the hobby.

    Happy New Year!

  45. Kevin P. 4 January, 2014 at 10:07

    Here are my 2014 Collecting Resolutions:

    1) NOT purchase product when newly released – My unfortunate reality is that I have minimal funds to spend on cards in 2014, so I need to be more patient when it comes to new releases. I used to pre-order boxes & cases or purchase right at the release, but MOST products (not all) dropped substantially towards the end of 2013. So, being more patient with my urge to buy items right away is an area I’d like to improve in 2014.

    2) Blog more! – I’m hoping that being smarter about my purchases will lead me to purchase more often in 2014, and this will help provide me material to blog on a more regular basis in 2014.

    3) Meet more of my friends on Twitter who collect in-person – I’ve only met one so far, and I live not too far from a good number of them. I need to make more of an effort to arrange meet-ups at some of the bigger shows in my area with the goal of meeting some of the nice people I chat with on Twitter about collecting.

  46. Richard Hardy 4 January, 2014 at 10:18

    This is actually the first year I decided to set some card related goals. I have 361 days left, and I am going to do my best to achieve these.

    1. Buy and open my first case of football or baseball cards. (any year I can)

    2. Add to my Russell Wilson and Daryl Richardson collections. (I have already added a few cards to the Daryl Richardson collection)

    3. Buy my first high-end (over $150) box of cards. (Just yesterday, I spent $160 on eBay to get a 2013 Sterling Football box, so consider this done)

    4. Get my first Bryce Harper or Mike Trout relic, and then an autograph as well.

    5. ORGANIZE MY FOOTBALL CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (They are way out of hand, hence the caps)

    6. Start another personal collection

    7. Try to introduce at least three people to the hobby. Hopefully more than three, and I hope some are young collectors. Need to keep the hobby going!

    Thank you for the contest. I had a lot of fun reading others’ answers, and creating my list!

  47. Ben W. 4 January, 2014 at 10:36

    Several Goals:

    #1 – Help my dad finish his 57 Topps Baseball set – Still need to find the Mantle, and a bunch of high series common

    #2 – Finish my base sets of Donruss from 1981-2005, was always my favorite (yeah, I already know I’m weird)

    #3 – Limit what packs and boxes I buy this year, I was spread too thing in 2013 so it was difficult to finish any one base. Keeping it to Topps, Gypsy Queen, and maybe the new Donruss

  48. Jonathan Lynch 4 January, 2014 at 11:03

    #1 – Sort out all my trade bait, its an absolute mess and takes a good while to find anything.
    #2 – Get to 100 cards for all my player collections, even if its all base.
    #3 – Save up to buy some of the new Topps Premier League product. Massive soccer fan and it looks awesome!

  49. JEFFDEBRIER 4 January, 2014 at 11:12


  50. Bill 4 January, 2014 at 11:13

    I really like Norm’s idea of collecting Rookie cards of the NFL HOF’s! Thanks for the idea Norm, I NEVER would have thought of that one!

  51. Jason 4 January, 2014 at 11:21

    I would like to complete my set of 1966 Topps football this year. Hopefully I will complete the set at this year National sports collectors convention. I’m still looking for a nice Butkis RC to help complete the set.

  52. Jason 4 January, 2014 at 11:23

    To complete my set of 1966 Philadelphia football cards. Still looking for a nice Butkis RC to do so. I will hopefully complete it this year at the national sports collectors convention in Cleveland.

  53. Terry blevins 4 January, 2014 at 13:03

    My collecting goals for the new year is to continue to get my 12 yr. old daughter interested in the hobby!!!! We go to a show once a month and she looks forward to it has a hard time deciding what to trade and how o spend her collecting dollar. Terry Blevins (If we were lucky enough to win the cards would go to lizzie)

  54. ernest lantto 4 January, 2014 at 13:30

    1, add to my mickey mantle collection,
    2, try to replace my ty cobb 2001 ty cobb cut auto
    3, buy smarter and buy less junk rc’s
    4, sell more of my high items to get what i need and not what i want.

  55. Paul 5 January, 2014 at 04:02

    I would like somehow to find the feeling it used to be…more than anything. Maybe I am getting older and that is part of it, and now that Roy Halladay has retired, I will only be collecting one active guy (Cliff Lee). I still have huge holes in my Halladay collection and several other retired players as well. Inside I think yes this is still fun, but I don’t go to shows like I used to and wonder if maybe I am outgrowing it a little.

    #1 Continue adding to Halladay collection
    #2 Organize my collection and see what has value and what doesn’t..maybe give boxes of commons to area hospitals as I did a few years ago that was suggested in a past issue of Beckett
    #3 Collect all 2014 Cliff Lee

  56. robert 5 January, 2014 at 06:23

    To get more active in getting certified autos (within the budget constraints I’ve set for my hobby spending) of pitchers who have tossed solo no-hitters or perfect games. That portion of the PC has been slacking in recent years and a recent pickup of a dual-auto of two of them (Bailey and Lincecum) not only knocked out two of my needs with one stone, it added motivation to do more searching/bidding on those cert autos I need.

  57. JayKayZee 5 January, 2014 at 10:45

    Goal #1 – To complete an autograph collection I started a few years ago, but got distracted on.

    Goal #2 – To add a game-worn/used item to my collection.

    Goal #3 – this might sound oddball, but here goes. – To build up so much credit at my LCS that I can spend it on a big-ticket item =UDA certified auto’d jersey, helmet, multi-auto’d litho, etc.

  58. Erik 5 January, 2014 at 14:11

    To finish cataloging my collection. I have a few thousand cards left and then my entire collection will be in Excel spread sheets.

    To complete my Allen and Ginter base sets, I need about 40 cards total and I have every year completed including SP.

  59. ShaneK 5 January, 2014 at 15:56

    1) Trade off non-hockey (baseball,basketball, football) cards for NHL cards.
    2) Trade off other NHL team cards for Winnipeg Jets Hockey cards.
    3) Sell/Trade off other Winnipeg Jets cards for Mark Scheifele cards.

  60. JonathanI 5 January, 2014 at 17:06

    I want my collection to be more self-sustaining. If I can trade and sell to get and buy what I want, I’ll save some money and have fun thinking a little harder about each transaction.

  61. ryan 5 January, 2014 at 17:31

    Goal #1- Reach 2000 different elways! A lofty goal as I’m at 1600 but i think i can do it

    Goal #2- Finish my 58 and 59 topps football sets

  62. Ted Strange 5 January, 2014 at 17:42

    My 2014 Collecting Resolutions:

    #1 Collect More Oddball Sets

    I’m really wanting to pursue more oddball sets in 2014. I want to collect the 1956 Topps Presidential Set. Also plan to pursue 1991 Topps Desert Storm set, Decision 92 set, and ProSet Desert Storm. I have already picked up a few 1989 Topps Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Packs and 1998 Topps Nintendo Game Packs, so I will probably pursue those smalls sets. I also plan to pursue some musician sets: 1978 Donruss Kiss, 1964 Topps Beatles, 1991 ProSet Superstars Musician Cards.

    I have a few more oddball sets in mind, but those will be tough enough.

    #2 Finish my 80’s/90’s Notable RC Collection

    I made a huge dent in this last year, but I still have a few more cards to go. Such as the Jeter Stadium Club Murphy RC, Kirby Puckett Fleer 1984 update, etc.
    #3 Open and Review more New Releases

    I really want to open at least one box of each significant baseball release to review on my site. It can get pretty pricey, but now that I’m selling things I don’t collect that I pull on Ebay, it may be a bit easier.

    #4 Organize my Base Cards

    I have really fallen behind in sorting and organizing my base cards. I need to take a day or two and through the cards I have. I recently redid my card room and it took a serious toll on my organization.

    #5 Start TTM

    I have been wanting to start a TTM project with some of my favorite players. I would like to test about 10 cards out or so and see how it goes.

  63. Dwayne Hirtle 5 January, 2014 at 18:18

    With last year being a hockey strike, I was able to complete 30 hockey sets (out of 40) dating back to 1999-00 to 2009-10. This year my focus is to finish my remainding 10 older sets and bust my first ever case of 2013-14 SPX hockey. Also, to complete my 2013-14 Upperdeck hockey. I really enjoyed finishing the 2009-10 Sp Authentic complete set.

    Good luck with your resolutions this year Susan.

  64. Charles Harris 5 January, 2014 at 20:01

    My 2014 resolution is to expand my Luke Kuechly collection with every 2014 release possible.

  65. Paul Bobo 5 January, 2014 at 21:50

    Goals for 2014:

    1) Add at least one Carolina Panther card to my PC each week.

    2) Finish putting all of my extra cards into the organize so I can trade for more Panther cards.

  66. justin S 6 January, 2014 at 02:24

    1st- I need to sell off a ton of players that I really don’t collect and was just prospecting, so I can actually start collecting for my PC
    2nd- Stop buying off Ebay before the prices are out on Beckett, so I don’t get fleeced anymore
    3rd- Collect for the 7 year old kid in me again and not just for the monetary value, because lets face it I can definitely not make this a career choice
    4th- Enter every contest Beckett and Panini has, because who knows one day I might win a free box of cards
    5th- Actually enjoy the hobby again

    Happy New Year Susan and the rest of the Beckett family

  67. Ron 6 January, 2014 at 02:41

    My only resolution for this year would be to complete my Daniel Alfredsson Senators collection.
    Failing that, I’d also like to complete my Alexei Yashin Senators collection.

  68. Josh 6 January, 2014 at 07:40

    1) Build my collection ONLY through $ I make off selling cards and through trades. It’s just not in the budget to do otherwise.
    2) Continue to fill out my Webb Simpson PC, half way to having one of every of his cards released (gonna get harder with new SP releases this year though).
    3) Get my 1933 Sport Kings set to 1/4 completed status.
    4) Get my NBA’s 50 Greatest RC set to 1/4 completed status.

  69. Jason Taylor 6 January, 2014 at 09:26

    MY primary goal is to finish my 1957 Topps Baseball set (low grade). Also, I’d like to pare down the excess in my collection.

  70. Curtis L. 6 January, 2014 at 12:55

    In 2014, I am finally going to take the plunge and start grading my more noteworthy cards, starting with my Gretzky OPeeChee RC. I’ve always been nervous about grading services but it’s time to take the plunge.

  71. Miriam 6 January, 2014 at 14:19

    Resolution 1:

    Finish organizing and tallying my card collection — I’m 22, and I started collecting when I was 9 and never stopped. This is a very, very belated effort, and I’ve been working on it most of 2013, but I’m going to do my best to finish in 2014.

    Resolution 2:

    Make a checklist of every Jeff Bagwell card I already have, so I don’t keep buying the same ones every time I see them. Some part of my brain lights up when I see Bagwell’s singles, but a million doubles does not a player collection make — and my personal sports hero deserves better than that.

    Resolution 3:

    Branch out from baseball. I love all sports and a ton of non-sports things that have had card sets, and yet, when I’m looking for something to add to my collection, I balk at spending money on anything other than baseball, just because it’s not baseball. I’ve missed out on some wonderful products doing this, and I’m not going to do it anymore.

    Resolution 4, and the most important:

    One box a month. I never opened any hobby boxes before 2013, but the taste is sweet and irresistible. I need to save up for grad school and student loans and the rest of my life. I’m going to resolve to keep it to one a month.

    I hope that one is that free box of Turkey Red!

  72. Eric Foutz 7 January, 2014 at 05:14

    Resolution 1
    Finish my Mike Trout 2012 Topps Collection. I have14 Variations of his 2012 Topps card. I am still looking for a Topps Chrome Red Refractor, a Topps Silk, Orange and Black Parallel. The hard part is finding one I can afford. lol

    Resolution 2
    Finish my HOF Rookie Collection back to 1964. I have most, but I still need a 1965 Carlton, and Hunter.

    Resolution 3
    Finish my 2012 Topps Master set. I now have series 1 complete. I am just missing about 20 cards from series 2. The real challenge is now finishing the update series.

    Resolution 4
    Get a new part-time job so I can accomplish my first three resolutions.

    Thanks Susan for the contest. It is nice to take a minute and figure out what is, or should be important.
    Collecting isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life. I am glad that there are so many others that feel the same way, and keep are way of life going strong.

  73. Susan Lulgjuraj 7 January, 2014 at 06:52

    Well, Chris H., congrats on reaching your resolution so quickly. You won a box of 2013 Topps Turkey Red. picked your comment as the winner.

  74. Mike 10 January, 2014 at 12:38

    I resolve to collect autos other than only Leaf autos. Not sure why they are never featured in any box breaks. Are they bad to own?

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