Goals- 2014

Happy New Year! This blog made it’s debut on January 4, 2013, and here we are nearly a year later. In case you missed it, here is my 2013 Season Recap. It has been a great year for me. I got my first line-up card, I went to eight ballgames and collected lots of autographs, and my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox, won the World Series. Before I list some of my goals for the new year, here are some of my stats from 2013:

– 112 IP Autographs, 22 TTM Autographs (and counting- I consider anything sent in 2013 and received in 2014 to be a 2013 success)

– 14 Baseballs Snagged

– 1 Line-Up Card

Last year, I got most of my IP autographs on Official League balls. After reading Autograph University, and looking at the quality of my autographs, I realized that I needed to start collecting better. I will be printing lots of 8×10 photo’s and asking for players to sign those and baseball cards, since those are much cheaper than getting autographs on a $16 ROMLB (plus, I want to stop getting team balls and start getting them signed on the sweet spot by top prospects and developed veterans).

This year, I don’t know how many games I’ll make it to. I am hoping to get to a couple of Spring Training match-ups at Roger Dean Stadium and the Palm Beach Cardinals home opener to start the season. Some of my goals include:

– 160 Autographs (125 IP, 35 TTM)

– 20 Baseballs (I’m more of a ‘grapher than a ballhawk)

– 2 Line-up Cards

One of my long-term goals is to get a line-up card from each of the following leagues:

National League

American League

Pacific Coast League

International League

Eastern League

Southern League

Texas League

Florida State League (here‘s my not-so-great post on the game in which I got one)

California League

Carolina League

Midwest League

South Atlantic League

New York-Penn League

Northwest League

Grapefruit League

Cactus League

There are some other things I would like to get. Things like souvenir cups, mini-bats, and ticket stubs made the list:

– Collect cups from: Roger Dean Stadium, Tradition Field, Marlins Park, and Regions Field

– Collect 2 Mini-Bats: Palm Beach Cardinals and NYM -or- St. Lucie Mets

– Collect 25 Ticket Stubs

There’s also the stadiums I would like to visit:

– Visit Roger Dean Stadium 4 Times

– Visit Marlins Park once

– Visit Tradition Field once

– Visit Regions Field once

Other than those stadiums, I can’t guarantee that I’ll make it to a stadium out of town (I’m a junior in high school). I don’t want to make a goal that I can’t achieve.

2014 will hopefully be a great year for everyone and for Major League Baseball. Thanks for reading! GO RED SOX!

Upcoming Posts

  • 2013 Souvenirs (I know it’s late, but I want to show it anyway- January 5th or 6th)
  • Mail (if I get any- end of January)

5 comments

  1. Ralph

    Hey Josh, I am a constant spectator of FSL games up here in Daytona for the Daytona Cubs. I invite you to give Jackie Robinson Ballpark a try if you get a chance to come up this way.

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