You know that scene from "Jaws" where the chief (played by Roy Scheider) sees the shark for the first time and slowly backs into the cabin to tell Quint (played by Robert Shaw) "you're gonna need a bigger boat."? Yeah, that's the way I felt when my mom sprouted a mega-haul of old cards on me today.
My mom told me a co-worker of hers had been doing some spring cleaning and found boxes and bins of old cards her sons had collected. I was expecting a few small boxes but nothing like this. Essentially it boiled down to either my mom took these or they were going in the trash.
She brought cards over and I looked through the boxes briefly to gauge what I had unexpectedly and unknowingly got myself into. It looks to be a good solid mix of all four sports and lots of stuff from mid-80s through the early 2000s.
As you can see from the picture, there's four different boxes ... one big brown box which I found out is stuffed from top to bottom and side to side with nothing but loose cards, a bin containing several 300-500 count storage boxes along with a few small binders and a very tattered shoebox at the bottom. Finally, there are the two black shoeboxes in the front.
Over the next few weeks (and possibly months) I'll be sorting and organizing my way through these and showing my finds. I'll be starting with the two black shoeboxes, which by the way are stuffed from stem to stern with cards.
I don't know what you think, but I think I'm definitely going to need a bigger boat.