Friday, May 9, 2014

Kalamazoo, MI

This colorful envelope arrived from Mike in Kalamazoo, Michigan.    Thanks for the cards Mike, they're greatly appreciated.  Kalamazoo is now the 3rd city from Michigan to make it onto the map.

I've noticed more and more of what I'm still shrugging off as statistical anomalies as I amass more cards.  For instance, I have exactly 357 of the 1988 Topps All-Star card and '89 Topps base card.  And while I'm not going to take the time to cite any more examples right now, I will say that's it's happening all the time.  Not identical numbers, but groups of cards from different sets and years, that grow at very similar rates.  At some point down the road (maybe two or three years), I want to chart the annual growth for each card.  There will be some record keeping issues so it won't be an exact science, but I'll be interested to see the pattern, especially when done as a growth percentage versus raw numbers.  It's just too bad I won't be able to compare it to published print runs.  On the flip side, I may be able to start to guess at print runs based on the growth charts my numbers produce.

Updated Totals for cards sent:
1988 Topps All-Star: 357
1989 Topps: 357
1989 Upper Deck x4: 81
1991 Denny's: 9
1991 Topps: 105
1993 Pinnacle Museum Collection: 3
1996 Flair Gold: 3


  1. Hey, Mike lives in my city, and I don't think I know him. Hi, Mike!

  2. I'm pretty sure the print run on 88 Topps is infinity...