With that being said, here are seven items I addressed last January 1st, and they still hold true.
1. Add 2018 to my Topps Yankees Project. That's the only real goal I had in 2017, and it was achieved thanks to Tyler Clippard. I haven't seen the 2018 checklist yet, but I hope there is a player who signs.
2. Continue to send out TTMs. I sent out about 150 in 2016 and 143 in 2017. TTMs are probably my favorite part of the hobby and they make me happy. I tend to send a lot at the beginning of the year and then tire during the summer and fall.
3. Organize. My collection is as messy as ever, although I did just buy a few storage items from BCW to help me tackle this problem. Still, it's daunting.
4. As it relates to the above, I really want to take another inventory of my Tino collection to make sure everything is accounted for. I also want to officially count how many unique Jeters I have. I kept up with my Tinos all year and feel good about that. As for Jeter, sounds like a good opportunity to bust out my new sorting tray.
5. Joey's HOF binder - this has been neglected. I still have all the HOF cards that came in set aside for him, but I've been bad about adding them to the binder and keeping that page up to date.
6. Stop buying $3-$5 cards that add up. I failed miserably at that last year, and already bought a card today in that price range. Oops. But hey, it landed my an autograph of 2017 Yankees first rounder Clarke Schmidt.
Lastly, I want to send out more packages. I owe a few back to collectors and I'd like to be more proactive about sending.
And if I fail at the above, oh well! These are just guidelines, not resolutions!
Happy New Year!