Very early on September 19th I finished typing all the hockey and checking it into my Excel project. While NASCAR ended up being under-listed by more than 350 cards, my hockey totals were off in the wrong direction- I have 416 LESS NHL than my records showed....and although I did reclassify some cards to "other sports", and I had some multi-sport cards mislabeled as hockey cards, that comes out to less than 100 cards, certainly not enough to make up the difference in totals.
Most likely, I either couldn't read my own handwriting, or I transposed two numbers, for example typing 250 instead of 205. (I chose that number because I found a card where I did that exact thing with the card number)
Hockey went MUCH quicker than NASCAR did, and not just because I have less of them...I had already begun tracking the exact order I got each card before I began collecting hockey, so most of them I was able to copy and paste from one file to another. It still took a bit of effort, but instead of taking a day per year, I blew through 1991-92 through 2020-21 in three days time. Unfortunately hockey is the only aspect of my collection that will play a major role in...most of the NBA and Non-sports cards were added to my collection long before I started keeping track of the exact order I got the cards in 2014.
I took a two-week break to work on models, or else hockey would have been done sooner...or maybe not, because I only hit on the copy and paste idea on the 16th, so I would have been spending more time the other way.
In that two week time I completed some 18 1/64 builds and 2 1/24 builds. And I would have completed 7 more 1/64 builds, but I misplaced the parts for them. I actually tried something new, where I saved a bunch of them and did final assembly on a whole batch at once. It led to me clearcoating 25 cars in a single day. That, however, was an experiment I won't do again as it was too difficult to keep track of everything, thus the 7 almost completed. And this is with using ziplock bags to keep track of things, it didn't help as much as I thought it would.
However, that's focusing more on the negative...I did complete 20 builds in that time! It brought my 1/64 builds up to 55 on the year, which is far-and-away my all-time record in a year, and not only is the quantity up, so is the quality. I'm turning out the best work of my life, now that I've figured out all the things I was doing wrong.
Here's the second batch of 25 builds for the year:
The same scheme was also run as the #84 on a Pontiac body in the Busch series would could be made by combining the 58 and 14 sets, but that would be a lot of money to spend for a Busch car because I'd have to buy more sets of both the 58 and 14- I used up what I had.