Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm Finally Organized

OK. There are all of my standard size White Sox doubles, organized by year and set. Hopefully, I'll never have to go through that major of a restructuring. I found a few cards that never quite made it into the binders and a few that weren't checked off my list. Yeah, I slacked for awhile. This is the first (and hardest) step in a reorganization plan that will see my search for cards dwindle, if all goes according to plan.

I got rid of all the stray opened packs that have littered my desk for the past few years. Instead of reliving the experience of opening a pack every time I went in search of trade bait, I'll have everything together by team, then year, then set. I think I may have saved myself a few days worth of searching per year. It also opens up valuable drawer space in my desk and helps start other organizing projects, now that this will be found all in one place.

Over the rest of the week, my want list will be changing. I've weeded out all the cards for the binders. Now, I'll check the binders against the online list and get a very accurate account of what my White Sox needs are. The lists are pretty accurate, but there should be no debate after this is done.

The last step is actually the easiest. Put the rest of the teams in order. They are already separated, so it just a matter of getting them organized. That shouldn't be too difficult.

It's been fun going through all the Sox cards, but it's not something I would want to do again anytime soon. Going through the binders is another matter. I always enjoy my time through there.

For those curious.

Row 1: 1960 Topps - 1988 Sportflics
Row 2: 1988 Topps - 1990 - Fleer Baseball MVP
Row 3: 1990 Kay-Bee - 1991 U.S. Playing Card Co.
Row 4: 1992 Bowman - 1995 Upper Deck Michael Jordan
Row 5: 1996 Bowman - 2006 Upper Deck Special FX Player Highlights
Row 6: 2007 Allen & Ginter - 2008 Upper Deck
Row 7: 2008 Upper Deck Diamond Collection - 2010 Upper Deck Tape Measure Shots

And no, I don't keep any fifties doubles in any cardboard boxes.


Play at the Plate said...

Jealous. Very jealous.

Anonymous said...

You have '50s doubles?! That's awesome. :D

Word Verification: glingy

Steve Gierman said...

I have a couple '50s doubles left. They were mostly from a cheap lot that I got on eBay years back of 1957 Topps Sox cards. They weren't in the greatest condition and any doubles that I have now or have had in the past have since been upgraded. I've thrown them in with some trades to White Sox collectors and I've given away a few in contests.

Anonymous said...

If you happen across any Big Klu doubles, I'd gladly take those off your hands as soon as I get some more stuff you need. I can't remember what years he played for the Sox though.

Steve Gierman said...

Big Klu was on the Sox for part of 1959 and all of 1960. No doubles of him, but if I get any, they will have your name on them.

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