Well, I've decided to start making progress toward Goal #2:
The Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXII Roster Rookies Set.
I figure I might as well kick off the set with the grand-daddy of them all, the 1984 Topps #63 John Elway rookie.
While it's not in the most pristine condition, the price was right for what will probably be the most expensive card in this rookie collection.
Also, I received a tip that using lower-resolution scans might solve my picture capacity problem, which explains the grainy scans. I'll try using lower quality scans for the foreseeable future in an attempt to avoid paying for more photo storage capacity.