Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Spring/Summer Of Sorting!

For the first time in my 20+ years of collecting, I have decided to change the way I sort things.

Just like anyone else who collects, you always take out certain cards for your PC and leave the rest to either sell or trade. The problem with me is, I keep the rest along with what I take out. You may call that hoarding or if you are like me, you would call it collecting. Either way, it's the rest I need to focus on re-sorting. Right now with the leftovers I sort them by number, year, brand and label them in boxes. This is obviously a time consuming way to do it, which is why I am going to switch things up a bit.

What do I plan on doing instead? It's as simple as taking out the star players and sorting the rest by teams. Doesn't get any easier than that.That way when I go to look something up or find something for someone, I will know exactly where to go. I will be using index cards in big count boxes to keep them separated.

I also figured while I am digging my collection apart, I would take care of a couple other projects as well such as sorting my rookies for basketball and baseball by team like I have in football. I have been struggling looking for certain players without them being by team and with multiple binders it is not an easy task.

I will try to post an update on my huge summer/spring project as I go. It will be a long daunting task but hopefully it will pay off in the end. However, I may find some fun cards to show off along the way for you guys which I am pretty sure you would be excited about.

By the way, do you guys think it's a good idea to undo all of my cards by number, year and brand or should I keep it that way? Or do you agree that I need to switch things up Opinions are always welcomed!

1 comment:

  1. This is always a tough question for me. My "sorting" right now is kind of a train wreck. Sorting by teams definitely helps find stuff for trades, like Giants cards. I tend to keep stuff together from the same products, though. If I bust a box, the cards usually stay together unless I have a PC spot to put them in. Interested to see how the team sort works out, though!