Happy New Year, Puck Junk readers! As 2023 was winding down, I started thinking about what kind of New Year’s “Collecting” Resolution I wanted to make for 2024.
Sure, we may want to exercise more, eat better foods, or read more books in the new year. But as collectors, we also make resolutions when it comes to collecting.
Usually, these resolutions usually involve better organizing our collection. Hey – the struggle is real.
In the past, I’ve made New Year’s “Collecting” Resolutions to get rid of duplicate cards, complete sets, or to get myself a “Holy Grail” card sometime during the year. And I’ve done all of those in 2023.
So, I need to give myself an entirely new “Collecting” Resolution for 2024.
I am going to organize my hockey action figure collection.
That’s going to be a lot of work. Over the past 30 years, I have collected many hockey figures – from Starting Lineups and McFarlane SportsPicks to Headliners and ProZone.
While much my collection of hockey toys is fairly organized – a lot of it isn’t. I do have a spreadsheet listing which Starting Lineup hockey figures I have and which ones I need…along with boxes full of in-package SLU figures that I need to open and duplicate figures I should part with.
And I don’t have any idea of what Headliners I have – though now, I do know that I have both home and away jersey versions of Wayne Gretzky.
I dread going through my four tubs of SportsPicks to figure out what’s what. I might save that part of the “resolution” for the end.
On the bright side, 2024 is a Leap Year, so that gives me an extra day to go through my hockey toys and make order from the chaos.
Anyway, what collecting resolution do you have for 2024? We will talk about that topic in our next podcast, and would love to share your story. You can leave a comment below or hit me up on social media with your resolution.
Note: This article originally appeared in Volume 1 – Issue #20 of the Puck Junk Newsletter. For articles like these, plus news and updates about hockey cards and collectibles, subscribe to the newsletter here.
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