Monday, April 5, 2010

Bench, Berra, and Getting the Collection Organized

With the baseball season upon us, I will be watching a lot of games.  Organizing cards while watching baseball is one of my favorites things to do.

Thank God the season is long because I am heap plenty behind when it comes to putting cards in their proper binders (and even finding a place for some binders), so I may need all 162 games to complete this effort.

I've shown a shot of this before, but as you can see, things have gotten worse, not better.

Some cards have been waiting for me to put them away for two years.

It's sad how I manage to buy more cards without organizing the star cards I already purchased.  I can't help it.  It's a sickness.  I'm ill.  It's genetics and you can't fight genetics.

While some would scoff at what I call a star card (you can see there are some 1988 Donruss in that box on the left), I love all my kids, er cards, equally (not really).

So what do Bench and Berra have to do with getting my collection in proper order?

Nothing really.

But part of the reason I don't post often is the posts become too involved and take forever.

I am constantly impressed by fellow Bloggers who manage to put things together every day.  Night Owl and Collective Troll are particularly amazing in that they not only post daily, but put up creative and lengthy efforts.

I don't have their talent or drive but I do love cards.

So instead of letting my blog die, I decided that as I slowly organize my collection, I'll just scan random cards that catch my eye for whatever reason.

Cards I love, mostly.  But also cards that puzzle me or look odd.

All the cards today are just ones I think look amazing.  They are my favorite modern cards of Bench and Berra (that I own).

There's not much to say about most of the cards I will come across, but it's just fun to look at cards anyway, right?

Well, I hope it's fun enough that you'll take a look from time to time.



  1. Bleh, I know what you mean. I've been in the process or reorganizing my collection for the past few months now. It gets monotonous sometimes, but you do come across some old sets and cards from years past that you've forgotten about, so that's a saving point I suppose...

  2. Nothing against organizing, I do it sometimes myself. But it's fun to come across a random card you forgot or didn't even know you had. Love the pictures.

  3. That's true. Some of these cards I don't remember getting so it's kinda nice to feel like I'm pulling them all over again.

    Why did I buy 50 1982 Donruss Tim Raines though?

  4. I don't know, dude. It looks pretty organized to me.

  5. I would love to hear how you & others out there are organizing your cards...I'm trying to figure out the best way for myself but I need some ideas...Maybe that's a good topic for a blog post?

  6. Hey faqs,

    Yeah that's a good idea.

    I have been a bit of a hoarder as a collector (especially when I first got back into collecting), so my organization style is a bit peculiar.