Wednesday, December 18, 2013

30K

Every once in awhile, when I have no time for cards and I'm searching for five minutes -- please, just five minutes -- to devote to something about cards, I go to the spreadsheet and calculate how many cards it says I have.

I've been in the process of trying to update my complete inventory since I started this blog. I've never had a real handle on how many cards I own and, of course, since blogging, that total has advanced quite a bit.

Inventorying is tedious, unattractive work and I've reached only the letter M in my grand quest.

But I force myself to update when I can because I like it when I can surprise myself with How Many Cards I Have.

So, in that window of five minutes today, I went to "tools," clicked "add," typed in "SUM (B1:B4594)," typed in "9999" and this was the answer:


Wow.

Shocked every time.

And only halfway there.

What am I going to do with all these things?

11 comments:

  1. Send them to me, silly!!! But just the good ones.

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  2. Leave them to me in your will. You are older than me...I think.

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  3. I wonder what the area or volume is of 30K cards!

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  4. Nice you are just ahead of me (my Zistle collection shows 28,900 cards), but like you I've got less than 50% tallied...

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  5. 262,000 square inches, or 21,875 square feet of cardboard area. That's enough to cover all the floor space of 10 average American homes in a layer of cardboard.

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  6. That's always the question from the non-believers, I mean non-collectors, isn't it? "What are you going to do with all those cards?" Add to them, of course!

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    1. As of last August it was 15,145

      http://nightowlcards.blogspot.com/2013/08/updating-official-youre-never-going-to.html

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  8. Oh, how I wish that question ("What am I going to do with all these things?") were not rhetorical...

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