In early April, I wrote a blog about refocusing my collection. I laid out what I thought were simple plans to categorize what I was doing. I succeeded in paring down my wantlist, but not in much of the other things that I thought I'd do.
So once again, I find myself with what I feel is too much stuff. So once again, I am forcing myself to try and reevaluate my collection.
There's alot here. Like a dozen 1600-ct boxes full. That may not seem like much for seasoned collectors, but you have to realize that I only got back into the hobby in January. At this point, I feel like I should change my named to Ed The Hoarder.
So it means you'll probably see way more of my New York stuff available for sale/trade soon. Maybe some more of my UFC/WWE/TNA & non-sports stuff too. My goal is to maintain a PC that's more focused on quality over quantity. Ideally, fitting everything (besides the graded cards) into one two-row shoebox.
Some of the decisions of what to keep and what to move become gut-wrenching. For example, what wins out in a battle of potential versus sentiment?
By limiting my collection to a fewer overall number of pieces, I'll be able to keep gems like this Stan Musial on-card player sample autograph that I bought a couple of months ago; while getting rid of items like my 1988 Topps Keith Hernandez lot.
So if you see something you want that's currently listed in my collection, send me a message and see if it's a keeper or not. But keep in mind, you'll have to pry my David Wright and Matt Harvey rookies from my cold, dead body!