My achievement awards
So, as I await the results of my 113 card sub from early Dec, 2019...they emailed me to "keep an eye out" for results...I decided to scroll around a little and see what I could find.
Well, I appear to have garnered some medals, points and stuff...who knew?
Out of a possible 4,500 points, I have managed to get 2,325 points, and am ranked a paltry 1,411 out of all contenders. Some more astute collectors than I have managed to climb the mountain and 24 honorees have achieved 2,500 points!! No easy task, I'm sure. However, I doubt I'll advance much further, as to move up means I'd have to collect things I don't collect, or have little/no interest in collecting...football, basketball, hockey, rookie sets, etc.
However, the medal thing is perhaps more impressive (I think), and I've managed to meekly attain the following:
Master Gold, Master Silver, Master Bronze, Homer, No 1 fan, Finish Line, Master, 75%, 50%, 25%, 10%, The Apprentice, Starting Line, One Giant Leap...kinda like the moon landing and the hallowed Journeyman title,...a treasured title from my Air Traffic Controller days...ah to be a Journeyman ATC, better than being the star football player as a Senior in High School!
So, as I bask in the glow of my new found points, medals and overall exuberance of having achieved so much and be in the company of real collectors, I wonder what it all means? I didn't get any vouchers for free subs, no letter of achievement touting my glorious performance, unlike my Bronze Star and Joint Service Commendation Medal in the military, whose write ups, which, I must admit were kinda glowing...not even an email to say congrats.
So, for those pining for awards, points, medals and recognition...it ain't no big deal.
Collect what makes you smile...the other stuff is just fluff.