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I have collected baseball cards and autographs over the years. I still have boxes full of cards (as well as newer cards) that are just sitting there. So, I have decided to see how many of them I can get autographed. I use through the mail as my preferred route for this adventure. I also have an account on Zistle and The Trading Card Database for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Weekly TTM's

It's about time some little white envelopes started coming in.  I have been sending out quite a bit of requests lately, and they were coming in at a regular rate, but now, they've slowed way down.  

Brad Brach is currently with the Orioles.  He's their closer, and he was an All Star in 2016.

Brad Brach
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Baltimore Orioles
42 days

This next one was a request from last year.  Corey Spangenberg is currently with the Padres.  He was sent to the minors briefly this year, but currently serves as a bench player for the Padres.

Corey Spangenberg
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
262 days

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Clayton Kershaw

Quite a while back, I saw many fellow TTM'ers getting Clayton Kershaw's autograph.  Someone even commented I should try to get Clayton Kershaw.  Well, I decided to pull the trigger, and I never got anything back.  Over 2 years later, I got my card back, unsigned, with this insert.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Surprise, surprise...a NPN envelope from Topps!!!

This was a pleasant surprise last week...a NPN package from Topps.  I am always pumped when I get these and wondered what it was!  Well, here it is...an it's even one for my PC!!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

COMC spring cleaning, part 2

Part 2, player collections awesomeness.  I'm "trying" to get an autographed card and a relic card of every player and every team they've been on.  Granted, some players won't have those requirements, but almost any modern day player in my PC will, but it will take time!



My first Topps Now card

Player collections

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

COMC spring cleaning sale, part 1

I still had some COMC store credit left, and I was going to hold onto it until the end of summer, so I could enjoy a big batch of cards then, but, the spring cleaning sale happened.  So needless to say, I will have to load myself up with more store credit if I want some goodies at the end of the summer.  This part 1 post will be all the stuff I needed for collection set needs.

2014 Archives

2015 Topps Pro Debut

2017 Topps Inserts

2016 Topps Opening Day

2017 Heritage Kris Bryant "puzzle"

2011 Heritage

2012 Bowman Chrome All Star Game Inserts

2016 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks

Iowa Hawkeye Basketball Alumni

Creighton Blue Jay Baseball alumni

Iowans in the MLB

 Iowa Hawkeye Football alumni

Ole Miss Baseball alumni

Omaha Lancer Hockey alumni

UNO Mavericks Hockey alumni