This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Years Stats

I didn't get any cards today but I figured I could put out a New Years post. I need something to do after that embarrassment of a bowl game. If you follow my other blog, you know that I like to keep stats and I keep a few that are sports and sport cards related.

We'll start with sports watched. To qualify as a game watched, I have to watch at least 3/4 of the game, which for the most part, I probably watched it all anyways.

#3 - Football (14 games)

Most of these were Michigan games, to be honest, the only one I can think of that wasn't was the Super Bowl. I just can't get into the NFL anymore. Not because of the whole kneel thing, but I just don't enjoy the games anymore. I actually stopped watching the season before.

#2 - Basketball (32 games)

Most of these are Michigan games as well but it's 2 different teams as I watch both the men and woman's teams. There might be a Bulls game in there once or twice but I couldn't tell you for sure.

#1 - Baseball (56 games)

Other than the White Sox, the only game I can think of would be the All-Star game that I watched. There might be a Michigan baseball game or two as well. I watch them when they are on but they don't broadcast to many.

As you can tell, I'm not one of those guys that watched sports over and over. I tend to watch my teams and that's about it. I'm sure my wife appreciates that. All those other than 1 football game were watched on TV. I also went to a Michigan football game as well.

I also kept track of how many cards for each collection I received over the past year. Here's that breakdown.

Tier 1 player collections

Paul Konerko - 22 cards
Tom Seaver - 8 cards
Billy Williams - 2 cards
Mike Hart - 2 cards
Dave Dravecky - 0 cards
Luis Aparicio - 0 cards

The Dravecky at 0 doesn't surprise me as he doesn't have a ton of cards but the Aparicio does. I figured I'd get at least 1 or 2. 12 of the Konerko cards came from 2x3 Heroes and Too Many Verlanders which is why it's so high.

Tier 2 player collection

Barry Larkin - 41 cards
Chris Sale - 17 cards
Carlton Fisk - 9 cards
Devin Funchess - 7 cards
Jim Abbott - 6 cards
Caris LeVert - 5 cards
Mark Buehrle - 5 cards
Mitch McGary - 5 cards
AJ Pierzynski - 4 cards
Jake Butt - 3 cards
Denard Robinson - 2 cards
Michael Jordan - 2 cards
Nik Stauskas - 2 cards
Ryan Glasgow - 2 cards
Shoeless Joe Jackson - 2 cards
Taylor Lewan - 2 cards
Tim Hardaway jr - 2 cards
Trey Burke - 2 cards
Amaro Darbo - 1 card
DeVeon Smith - 1 card
Jabrill Peppers - 1 card
Jake Rudock - 1 card
Jehu Chesson - 1 card
Jourdan Lewis - 1 card
Taco Charlton - 1 card
Bill Melton - 0 cards
Chris Getz - 0 cards
Glenn Robinson III - 0 cards
Joe Crede - 0 cards
Mike Martin - 0 cards

A lot of those are Michigan players who will end up losing the player collection status. If I don't end up with at least 10 cards in a couple of years, their cards are no longer player collections since a lot of the times, the go pro but don't get a lot of cards produced or they get dropped from teams.

Tier 3 player collections

Cal Ripken jr - 41 cards
Mike Schmidt - 23 cards
Carl Yastrzemski - 20 cards
Steve Carlton - 16 cards
Gary Carter - 13 cards
Johnny Bench - 8 cards
Ryan Zimmerman - 7 cards

I imagine these numbers will slow down once I get most of the 80's cards of these players (except Zimmerman).

I also kept track of my team and vintage collection pick ups.

Vintage - 410 cards
White Sox - 260 cards
Michigan - 23 cards

Again, a lot of those vintage pick-ups were probably 80's cards because I can always come across those cheap.

Also, this year, I've gotten over 9,300 of my cards listed on my spreadsheet.

I had to split it into 2 pics to show you a small sample. The black on the far left means I have posted it on its separate blog as well. The purple means I have used it on my random card from my collection on my Twitter account (sportobsession6).

I also posted over 10,300 cards posted on My Personal Collections blog. It's been slow going but I've been getting there. The links on the card numbers on the spreadsheets above go to the corresponding page on this blog.

I posted 132 posts last year, which other than 2012 when I was doing 3 a day for awhile, is average for the years. It was also an increase from the last couple of years so that was good. I think posting when I get the cards has helped instead of being lazy and posting when I get around to it.

That's all I got for today. The mail starts up again tomorrow (along with work, blah!) so we'll get back to regular posting.


  1. I've seen a few people break down the player collections by tiers. Might need to give that a shot. Have a great 2018 and a happy new year!

    1. I originally started it when I set a different max bid depending on the tier but I've gone to $.25 on everything now so I guess I don't really need them anymore.