It took me 4 and a half years, but FINALLY, at 5:23 PM last night, I completed building the Cardboard History Gallery! It has been an incredible amount of work, but it's also probably the greatest thing I've ever created too...each person has their own album, each team, each season, each set, each subject for Non-Sports.
I have an alphabetical directory of each person scanned in my collection, sorted by letter (all subjects together) or by topic (all basketball players, all football, etc)
I have a set guide, showing an example of every major set in my collection that's been scanned so far.
I have a peripheral section for each topic, showing packs, boxes, sell sheets, publications, etc.
I have an Error gallery showing error cards sorted by error type.
I have a section for "hits"- Autographs, Relics and Serially Numbered cards.
Although I launched it on October 18th, 2018 (my birthday present to myself) the groundwork for this really began all the way back in 2009, it just took me time to put it all together.
If I ever realize my dream of opening a Museum and Hall of Fame for the hobby (my ultimate goal) this will act as the catalog of the museum collection.
Here are the stats as provided by Fotki, the platform I use for the Cardboard History Galley.
Now, there is still a massive amount of work ahead of me. While I got everything posted that I have scanned, the scanning project is still far from over. I will, of course, continue to update each set's album as I label them, and all person, team and season/topic albums will be updated on the 1st of each month or however long it takes me to do them all, sometimes it takes more than a week to upload everything I scan in a month.
The last album I had to upload to complete the project was Eric Zeier, the only football player I have scanned with a last name that starts with Z.