I read your question, and decided to test Numbers. I opened a blank Numbers document and held my
finger on the Enter key (to add rows to the sheet) until I reached Row 1160. Then I gave up (yawn) and here I am replying to you.
I also tried Numbers Help, but could not find technical details about the maximum size of a sheet.
No doubt Numbers allows more rows than 1160, but I don't know how many.
A suggestion: when you start to compile your list again, save your data as a tab-delimited plain text file (tabs between columns). Such a file can be opened by any app. If it doesn't fit into Numbers, you will still have your data.