I know everyone decided to get organized at New Years. Well, I'm a little bit behind. I've got all my cards fairly well organized (year, set, number), but I can't even begin to tell you what I've got.
The sets that I'm currently working on are very organized. I've made spreadsheets telling me what I have and how many I have. I've realized how much simpler this makes trades. But if I'm not trading 88 Score or 87 Topps, I have to go through card by card.
What I'm looking for is some sort of database software that has all the sets included. I don't want to have to enter every card I have by hand (but give the option to create new sets by hand). Ideally I'd like something that I could click on a set, then card number or player's name and enter a quantity. It'd be nice if this program could print reports by set or by player or however I wanted it. I'd also prefer it to be free.
Does such a thing exist? Back in the late 90s when I was playing Magic the Gathering I had a program exactly like I described. It had every card in the database and all you had to do was enter the quantity you had. The program would make a report for you for everything from set, to color and even mana cost. It was great.
I've downloaded a few programs over the past few months, but none are what I'm looking for. It doesn't have to be a marvel of technology, the old MtG program I had was DOS based.
Any ideas, or should I keep using my spreadsheets?
Here's an idea of how my spreadsheet database looks. Right now it only contains 81, 87, 89, 09 Topps and 88 Score. I got the checklists from Baseball Almanac and pasted it into Excel. The X column is for extras.
A lot of work went into it, but I'd still trash this for something simpler.
I'm still here... again
7 years ago