If you haven't already noticed, one of the sections of my PC project tracker has read "TBD" for the totals for the longest time. That one would be my Detroit Red Wings collection. I've been meaning to go through that portion of my collection to get a running total, but have just never actually sat down to do it. Since I'm not watching the Super Bowl tonight, I thought I would get the process started by going through all the base cards.
Up until today, my Wings collection has been split between one binder, a section of a monster box in my closet, and another row of a monster box in my desk drawer. I've decided to organize it into the following categories: base/rookies, inserts/parallels, autos/memorabilia, and miscellaneous. Beyond that I plan on putting all of the base and rookies into their own binder in chronological order. Then I would have another binder for inserts and parallels along with the miscellaneous stuff. Finally, I just plan on keeping my autos and memorabilia stuff in top loaders.
As of writing this post, I've gotten all of my base and rookies accounted for from 1979-80 through 1997-98. In doing this I have also accumulated a great deal of extras, which is what's filling up the 800 ct box in the picture. Anyone want 300 dupes from 91-92 Score?
What do you guys out there with team collections do about organizing them? Binders seem to be the easiest way to store base cards while still being able to easily look at them all, but I'm interested to see what other things people do with their teams.