The Redskins suck. I get it. They are a terrible football organization owned by a man who cannot make a good, sound football decision to save his fans lives. Each time they try something that seems like a good idea, it bottoms out and the wheels fall off way too often. One beacon of hope is the hiring of a legitimate, talent finding General Manager (Scot McCloughan) that has been highly involved with two, currently, well run organizations (Seahawks and 49ers…also Packers). They guy is an apparent scout savant. I’ve always wanted to be a savant at something. But my talent is limited and my skill-set has not reached great levels in anything of relevance. I am a pretty decent collector of things and at one time a great organizer of said things…but those days have been altered by life and the responsibilities of being a grown up.
Collecting cards and organizing them is a huge stress relief for me. I can get lost in them at times and love looking at the dated styes of the card design, jerseys and equipment. As i’ve finally gotten around to organizing my Redskin team sets and realized i have a gigantic amount of duplicates, i thought what better way to organize them then to make a Redskins Frankenset! Yes! A Frankenset. I will take all of the duplicates and numerically add them to a new binder filled with ultra pro platinum sheets purchased from my favorite LCS The Sports Room! Wonderful!
I’ve come up with a couple of basic rules:
1. no duplicates of the same set on each page, don’t be fooled by some of the images here, those are just cards behind missing spots in the binder.
2. all time favorites will get their card numbers, i.e. Art Monk get #81 and John Riggins gets #44. this may be tough as it could be difficult for some players…or not?
3. a unique player on each page, so no duplicate sets or players on the same page.
These are fairly generic as of now and i’ve still got quite a few cards to go through before i can add anything to the Frankenset, but it’s a start.
At some point, i will create a spreadsheet and track all of this wonderful stuff.
side note…Rickey went to Buffalo Wild Wings today for lunch but didn’t really want to make an appearance, Rickey doesn’t like wings apparently…
Hang in there. My beloved Panthers have gone through some rough times, only to catch a few breaks lately, especially this season. Even when my teams are suffering, I still find solace in the cards I have.
I too need to find / make the time to get myself organized again. I hate being disorganized and I long for the day when I get my Panthers, Braves, Hornets in pages where I can better enjoy them.
Hey Colbey, it’s been a while! I agree, no matter how poorly my guys are doing on the field, I still enjoy collecting their cards.
I will definitely be rooting for your Panthers this weekend and hope they can stop Seattle…lots of Seahawk fans around my area…