#3 is the Trading Card Database. It's the only place my collection is listed publicly, and is my internet home. When I joined in 2012 I listed my entire collection, at least what I could at the time, and I've been working on filling in the peripheral stuff ever since, and naturally updating new acquisitions as well.
For a while now, instead of entering everything as I get it, I scan them first and then add them to my collection on there as I post the scans. But there were too many to do that with here....I won't finish scanning these anytime soon. I originally speculated a month or more, but after entering them...and seeing how many are mirror foil...I know it won't be this year. So I entered them all in, sorting them out as I went. Cards that are not yet posted went in one stack, mirror foils went into one stack, die cuts and clear plastic went into another stack, die cut mirror foils got their own stack, and the cards that were already scanned and posted by other people got a stack- which turned out to be the largest stack. Those went into a box and will be scanned at some future later date. Even breaking them out, I'm looking at roughly 600 cards than need to be scanned, with about 3/4ths of them needing to be done on my "new" scanner, which is slow and a pain to work with, adding to the time.
I thought to take screencaps of my collection stats page on the Database before and after entering the cards. I didn't do any actual thinking on my own, but the biggest jump appears to be Mark Martin, who saw about 40 new cards added and moved into 2nd place in my collection, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Here are the before stats for drivers, and remember, you can click on it to make it bigger. Sorry it's so small, but I wanted to capture the top 100.
I need to work on getting more Ernie Irvan cards. Ernie was my favorite driver when I discovered the sport, and remained so until he retired in 1999, now he is my favorite retired driver. I need to get him higher than 19th in my collection...getting him past Kenseth is a new goal for the remainder of 2016. Luckily, there are a lot of cheapo base cards I still need of him, so I should be able to move him past Kenseth with a $20 COMC spree. Of course since it'll be a while before I do something like that again I will probably be distracted by cheap SN parallels when I finally do put anything into there. I'm a sucker for SN cards, but I digress.
Here are the seasons- 1998 was the largest increase. Fitting as 1998 is actually my favorite season in NASCAR history. Every set that could have new cards got some except SP and Pinnacle Mint, although come to think of it I thought I remembered getting a Mint card when I was first going through them, now where did it go...? Must have turned out to be a duplicate. Note that these numbers are for all forms of racing, not just NASCAR. While NASCAR is my thing, I also have a collection of Indy, Sprint, Drag, F1, monster trucks, pretty much anything I can get my hands on. If it has wheels and competes in contests of speed, I'm all for it.