January was a huge month-I added 1525 new cards to my collection, with the largest batch coming from 2 full 600 count boxes I received as a Random Act of Kindness on the Trading Card Database. I also got my Christmas present COMC order, and from there is where my favorite card of the month comes from.
February saw even more cards roll in, 1571, 998 of them from a shoebox I bought at a card show, where I met Dan and Jerry from the Trading Card Database. One card I found that day, despite not being in the greatest shape, is a card I had been chasing for many years.
March...things got crazy in March. Still are, as I type this on March 20th. Every century has a major health pandemic, and it's going on right now. All sports in the world are on hold right now- cancelled outright or on hiatus until further notice. It's something the world has never experienced and hopefully it'll be in the past soon. However, it has not stopped cards from entering my collection, although at a much lower rate...only 154 cards as I type this, although 11 days remain in the month. One, however, has such an awesome photo that I don't think any card would surpass it.
April saw my card intake decline somewhat from January and February, but I still added 1048 cards! 881 came to me as Easter gifts, and the rest were pulled from my stash. All but two were hockey cards! I didn't go out card hunting at all, for the second month in a row. My favorite was clearly the Clear Cut parallel I pulled from the Upper Deck Series 2 box my mom gave me.
May was a BIG card month, as I hit the Sousafly Collection hard...I ended up adding 1797 new cards during the month, and all but about 150 of them came from that collection and my pack stash. However, my favorite new addition was actually one my Mom got for me. I had mentioned how I didn't have any of the series 2 High Numbers for the 1953-54 Topps World on Wheels set, and probably wouldn't because they are generally all above my self-imposed $20 per card limit. So, she went on Ebay and got me this one!
The Atomic Refractors don't really scan all that well, so I actually took a video of this card in the sunlight.
Two of the greatest to ever play the game on some amazing technology.
December was once again dominated by Christmas with 435 of 931 cards I got in the month arriving on that day. 291 more arrived on the day my two Black Friday purchased boxes arrived. In total I ended up adding 9009 cards on the year, which is a massive amount. More than I got in either 2019 or 2018. In fact, 2020 is my 6th highest total that I have documented, although my records are really only fully accurate from 2010 to present. Christmas once again provided my favorite card of the month: