It's New Year's Eve and another year of collecting is behind us! Although the on-field/ice action has surely left us all a little bitter, 2014 supplied many great collectibles and collecting opportunities. From a slew of new SGAs to three Philly Shows (one with Doc), signings at local card shops and the Phillies Phestival - we've had a lot to talk about! Let me channel my inner Larry King to recap my thoughts:
The past two weeks I've enjoyed going back through posts written during 2014. With my six-year old son now starting a small collection of his own, combing through recaps of events we attended together or reviews of newly distributed SGAs we both collected hold a little more meaning than they did before. I look forward to continuing our timeline in 2015... There are also the many "Oddballs", "Collectible of the Week", "News and Notes" and "Graphing on the Road" posts I've written. Each representing a few hours of research - and man, looking back, did I get an education! Hopefully, you learned a little something, too... I've tried a few new features with varying degrees of success. But I've never been afraid to fail and one thing I can promise is that I'll continue trying new things to enhance the collecting experience in 2015... My brother Jim and I have been privileged to have worked with and be supported by a group of great sponsors and part-time partners. Thank you to: Wheatland Auction Services, Antiques and Collectibles Insurance Group, Philly Show, Sports Vault, Eric/Adam Poppel and the Poppel Sports Autograph Family, VSM Sports Card Outlet, AB Sports, Carl's Cards, JJ's Cards and Toys, First and Goal Sports and Top Tier Authentics... I am truly humbled by the support of you, the readers of The Phillies Collector! Whether you've been following us for years, or just stumbled onto our page - I'm glad you're here. Thank you for making it all worthwhile!
Now, onto 2015... Happy New Year!