Far and away my greatest collecting accomplishment this year doesn't actually have anything to do with trading cards. At least not in the typical sense. This year I finally put some real effort behind creating and printing my own custom cards.
I've been designing my own dream cards since I was a kid. And even printed off my own customs as far back as a decade ago. But it wasn't until early this year that I really put the time, energy, and funds into developing my creative skills and printing process to turn my customs into something that has the look and feel of something you'd pull out of a pack. And it's become probably my favorite part of collecting.
No more griping about the companies not making the cards I want. Well, let's not say no more.