Saturday, April 16, 2016

My Summer Project

Today was one of the first truly nice (and warm) days of the spring here in northcentral PA.  It's hard to believe given today's 70 degree temperatures and bright blue skies, but it was only a week ago that I was dealing with snow!

Hopefully the snow is gone until next winter...and with the warm weather comes the end of the school semester.  My college always goes back to school right after New Year's so this coming week is our final week of regular classes.  The week after is Final Exam week and then we are done - and so while I spent a good chunk of this glorious Saturday inside grading and preparing lessons, I have to admit that my mind has already begun to wander off to summertime thoughts!

And of what am I thinking about?  Well, one of my projects for this summer is this:

That's a table that's been in my basement (man cave) since I moved into my house a year and a half ago.  In that time, it's become completely covered with stacks and stacks of cards...and it's high time that I do something about it.

If nothing else, this post will serve as a bit of a benchmark for me.  I am cautiously optimistic that by the time the semester starts back up in the fall that I'll have made substantial progress on this mess.  I'm also a realist - I highly doubt I'll get the entire table's worth of cards sorted and filed away...but I do need to make some decent progress here.

What are your card related summer projects?  Do you have a table that looks like mine?

10 comments:

P-town Tom said...

My table looks nothing like yours... I have three cats and they would NEVER allow me to stack cards that high. Good luck with the sorting process!

Adam Sanders said...

I have a wife and a three year old who would also never allow me to have cards stacked that high and out in the open like that!

Since you asked, my summertime project is to get more of my collection in binders, weed out duplicates which will go into a trade box, and have all the baseball cards sorted by team.

Fuji said...

Cleaned off my table over spring break... so my summer project is to finally catch up on trade packages and possibly update my trade bait lists.

Mark Hoyle said...

Mine looks very similar. I've been able to take over one of my kids rooms when they moved out. Luckily I can just shut the door. I have to get a few sets into binders

The Junior Junkie said...

Yikes. I just did something similar on a sleepless crying baby night.

RAZ said...

I haven't sorted my table of cards. When the stacks get too high I have been putting them in boxes and stacking the boxes on another table, to be sorted at a later date. Maybe this summer I will get around to that.

Adam Hughes said...

My "table" of cards is actually a big blocky box of cards that's been sitting under my desk since February. That and a stack of "Draft" posts will be my summer card projects.

GCA said...

My sorting desk look like that now, too. But the difference is, except for a couple stacks in the back, all of it arrived a week ago during my nine day shopping spree while visiting my friend in Michigan. I think I started more sets than I finished. The toughest part is that I'm out of binder shelf space in the room.

Colbey Hopper said...

I really love what you have done w/ spotlighting cards from your Barry Larkin collection. The first player I ever collected was Rey Ordonez of the Mets. I went full out and tried to collect every card produced...and did a pretty good job I might add. I've thought about stealing your idea, but I know it'll be a lot of work to scan the front and back of so many cards...and would anyone care?

Colbey Hopper said...

I really love what you have done w/ spotlighting cards from your Barry Larkin collection. The first player I ever collected was Rey Ordonez of the Mets. I went full out and tried to collect every card produced...and did a pretty good job I might add. I've thought about stealing your idea, but I know it'll be a lot of work to scan the front and back of so many cards...and would anyone care?

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