Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jimmy Howard: Collection Stats

In my last post I mentioned the Masked Marvels Gold made for a milestone in my Howard collection. Well, that card happens to be the 50th in the collection. That may not seem like much, but it's higher than I thought the number would've been at this point.

Now that I've hit a bit of a milestone at the 50 card mark for my Howard collection (including duplicates), I thought I would take a look at some stats of the collection.

Here's a look at what exactly the collection is comprised of at this point:

10 of 50 (20%) are Rookie Cards
17 of 50 (34%) are Base Cards
18 of 50 (36%) are Inserts of Parallels
5 of 50 (10%) are Autos / Memorabilia

Now, here's a look at where everything's come from:

2 of 50 (4%) have come from packs/boxes
9 of 50 (18%) have come from trades/purchases
14 of 50 (28%) have come from card shows/shops
25 of 50 (50%) have come from ebay/online

Another way of looking at things in a more macro kind of way is determining exactly how often I add to the collection. I've got 50 cards now, and it took me 455 days to get there, so that's a new card every 9.1 days. Not a bad pace considering I'm not collecting to my full potential yet, as I've got student loans to worry about for the foreseeable future.

On a completely different note, I think the worst part about this collection (and my other projects for that matter) is the percentage of overall money spent that goes toward shipping. I know it's bad when some of the time I'm paying nearly 3x the price of the card itself for shipping.

I'll try to do another recap like this when I hit the next big milestone of 100 cards. 


  1. Awesome, that is no small feat for someone who doesn't exactly have thousands of cards out there. Congratulations!

  2. Thanks! Although it seems like there are thousands with all of those Panini parallels out there ;)

  3. Very nice player collection Paul and pie charts are always awesome!