All My Cards: Part 1

When it comes down to it, I’m a stats geek.  I used to be a database specialist.  I like numbers, I like to keep track of things.  I’m a little weird.  One of the things I’m trying to do is catalog my entire card collection.  Some of it will be easy to catalog as it’s pretty well organized into boxes by year and card company but some of the singles that I’ve purchased online or in random re-packs are going to take a long time.

I’m working on a spreadsheet for every set I own.  More specifically I’m working on a spreadsheet for every set that I own at least one of the cards in that set.   I know that sounds crazy but it helps me count and keep track of all the cards.   It will also allow me to import all of my cards into online databases such as Zistle (https://www.zistle.com/GimmeSomeJimmy/).    It will allow me to print out customs checklist of either cards I need or cards I have for trade.  My problem is coming up with the best way to do this. I’m open to suggestions.

I’m currently using a pencil and paper to keep track of the cards as I go through checklists.  Then I do the data entry into my excel spreadsheets.  Once I get a set completely input into the spreadsheet any new card is easily added but getting everything up to date is not easy.  It’s very time consuming, but I’ll get there.  Here’s my first update.  I’ve only got eight sets completely into spreadsheets.  And that doesn’t include the few I have the most of, like 1990 Pro Set or 2012 Score.  Cheap boxes mean tons of cards.  It also doesn’t include Upper Deck E-pack or some of the inserts and hits!  But this is the start.  If I work on it a little by little over time I’ll get it completely finished.  My Goal is to be done this summer and start the 2016 Football season off right! When I’m done I’ll post the entire list.

All My Cards – 5/6/2016
Total Card Count:  5,815
Football Cards: 5,054
Hockey Cards: 761
Top Set Compiled: 2013 Topps Football (2,173 cards)
Most Recent Set Compiled:  2015 Topps Valor

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