Now that Phase I of Uncle Doc’s Card Closet is completed, I am now in the process of beginning Phase II which is to organize each card by manufacturer, year, card number, etc. Each box has a label sticker on it with a designation, say A1 through A8 for the first shelf, B1 through B8 for the second shelf, etc. Within each box, I make a divider that has the year, manufacturer name, set name for each different type of card.
Looking above, you’ll notice a clipboard hanging on the wall. Here I plan on having a paper directory of card types in each box. I’m doing this because it’s much easier to print out a new directory than having to redo stickers on the box when I get new cards that aren’t already in the catalog. You get it?
Anyways, one massive side effect/pain-in-the-ass with newer cards is all the freaking variations, inserts, etc. Check out the directory so far for Boxes A1, A2 and A3. Box A2 takes up TWO PAGES and has 75 different dividers for a 3,000 count box that isn’t even full!!!
This is just sad. I know it will happen again when I get to Donruss, Fleer, Nu-Topps and Upper Deck. Imagine if it was just vintage, the box would just read E2: 1979 Topps.
No 1979 Topps Golden Diamond Refractor Cognac Variation. No 1979 Topps Mini Parallel Chrome Prospect Sticker. No 1979 Topps Cards Your Step-Mom Threw Out Because You Wouldn’t Clean Your Room.
IT WOULD JUST SAY 1979 TOPPS. Ahhh…