Grand Cards: A Checklist Per Day

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Checklist Per Day

I'm not going to say that this isn't a stupid idea. Note the current scenario:

1. A blog to which I am struggling to post as frequently as I would like
2. A work schedule that, in three month segments dating back a year, looks like this: slow, manageable, busy, utter chaos
3. Entering a graduate school program while still dealing with (2) full time and (1) as a hobby.
4. All that other stuff that you need to deal with in life.

But screw it, am I right? You only live once*

Anyway, here is the plan. Every day, from here until I am done, I will compile a complete checklist of Detroit Tigers from a particular set. The goal is to end up with a full checklist of all Tigers cards ever made. This should take me about a year to complete, give or take.

The caveat is that I will not be posting these checklists every day. Rather, I will put them together in my publicly-available google-docs spreadsheets. Then, over time, I will gradually convert them into the "Gallery Checklists" that you've all come to know and love.

This is a horrible idea for all the aforementioned reasons. It's also a great idea. It provides structure, eliminates that pressing weight of trying to do this but finding the task too daunting (b/c its too big), and lets me use this blog as a commitment device. We'll just have to see if it works and I can stick to it, and I think I'll be able to, honestly. Heck, I've already finished 1950, so let's just keep this train a'rolling.

After all, it's just one checklist per day.

*note how sad it is that I am equating "living" to the compilation of baseball card checklists.


  1. wow. good luck. I did this for the Braves. (not on the blog) I got from 1952-1981 done really quick. Then expansion. Then the 90's.... and I lost track there....

  2. just gonna leave this here...

  3. hahaha, yeah, teamsets4u is already my #1 resource. Not as perfect as I would like, so I need to supplement with Beckett, and some others, but it is very, very good.