I set my 2014 collecting goals a little low apparently. They seemed reasonable based on how 2013 went.
Anyway, here's how I did:
Goal: Send out 75 requests through the mail.
Result: I sent out exactly 200. Starting to collect the 1963 set really provided some motivation.
Goal: Add 2 autographs to my 1991 Twins World Series bobblehead collection
Result: I added Scott Leuis at TwinsFest back in January and Randy Bush at the All Star FanFest in July.
Goal: Add 5 other autographs on bobbleheads
Result: I exceeded this goal by adding 11 others in addition to the two from the 1991 set. I added many of them at TwinsFest including Joe Mauer, Kent Hrbek, Josh Willingham, Ron Gardenhire, Dan Gladden and Bert Blyleven. I added Randy Bush on his 1987 World Series bobblehead and Doug Mientkiewicz at the All Star FanFest. I bought a Harmon Killebrew signed bobblehead and had two signed by Justin Morneau at a FanHQ signing.
I need to do a little planning for my 2015 goals. Right now I'm planning on focusing on my existing sets, including 1958, 1961, 1963, 1965 and 1972 Topps. If I focus solely on those, the TTM number will be down, but Ebay spending up. I'm still thinking of doing the 1978 Topps set as well. If I commit to that, I'll have a lot of TTM requests.
I want to do a few more bobbleheads this year, but I've got most of the ones I want signed already. I'll probably get three or four signed at TwinsFest, but it will be tough beyond that.