Wednesday, December 21, 2016

200,000

At 12:22 this afternoon, I became only the 5th person to hit 200,000 points on the Trading Card Database! This is a pretty big deal- next year is the Database's 10th anniversary- and only 5 of us now have earned 200,000 points.
http://www.tradingcarddb.com/

You earn points by contributing things to the Database- card front scans are 1 point, back scans are two, checklists are 5, etc.

I took a couple of screencaps to celebrate.



 These last two are my favorites as they have pie charts that show exactly what I've contributed, both in material and in subject matter. Mmm, pie chart.

Honestly, it doesn't get me anything...other than satisfaction of a job well done. Also, it means that I've done my part to make the best card site on the internet (including this one) even better.

When I realized I was closing in on the number I set myself the goal of reaching it before the end of 2016. Mission accomplished!

I have a goal for 2017 of 250,000 points. But if I hit that early in the year, I may bump it to 300,000. I'm trying to set realistic goals for 2017 and also ones that don't require spending any money. So I think I will keep it at 250,000. Actually, thinking about it, even that might not be possible. I've been earning these points since October 2012. It took me more than 5 years to hit 200,000 so I am averaging less than 50,000 a year. If I do, I do, and if not, well, I find the scanning and posting process to be fun, so it's no chore and I'll be doing it anyway so there's absolutely zero stress involved.

This was the card that got me to the magic number, 2000-01 Topps Gold Label #32


5th place all-time contributions is the highest I can ever hope to reach, unless I win the lottery, because the top 4 contributors all have a lot more cards than I do. With the cost of the medicine that I need to keep me alive being as high as it is, my card budget is limited (thus why I have set goals that don't require spending money for next year, partly)

18 comments:

  1. That's quite a milestone, congrats Billy!

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  2. Way to go, Billy!

    It has taken me just over two years to hit 30,000 so I appreciate just how hard it is to get to your milestone.

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  3. That's quite a milestone. Congrats! I tried to add a card to the Database a couple of months ago and it wouldn't let me. I was able to add some photos today, though, so maybe I'll be able to contribute more in the future. I doubt I'll ever catch up to your numbers. You've definitely made an impact for all the users of that site.

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  4. Congrats Billy, as a member of TCDB also, I appreciate your help and contributions. . Good Job

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  5. Way to go, Billy. As someone with a whopping 1,032 points, I definitely know the crazy amount of work that you have put in to this.

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  6. No surprise that basketball is your most contributed to sport!

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  7. Congrats,love reading your posts.

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  8. Hey Topps - THAT'S WHAT GOLD LABEL LOOKS LIKE! Not that crap you are trying to pass off this year.

    And well done. Billy.

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  9. Congratulations! That is an incredible milestone!!! And I got a kick out of your pie chart comment too.

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  10. Congrats Billy. It's been great having you on the site.

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  11. Thanks everyone! It's been so much fun and there's still lots more to do so this ride isn't over yet by a longshot.

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  12. I'm only 199,920 points behind you Billy...

    Keep up the great work and congrats on the milestone!

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  13. Congratulations, that is an amazing accomplishment. I haven't even broken 100 points yet, I need to get back to work there and update my Griffey collection.

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  14. Wow very cool! Congratulations on the milestone!

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