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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, January 26, 2020

Mega Collection 19-27

Mega Collection 19-27


Observations:
  • Early on, there will be a lot of Record Breakers, Diamond Kings, and Rated Rookies because that's how Topps and Donruss started their sets off back in the day
  • Favorite player on the page:  Danny Tartabull
  • Favorite card on the page:  1988 Score Benito Santiago
  • Card most likely to get bumped:  2015 Donruss Diamond King James Loney

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mega Collection 10-18

Cards 10-18


Observations:
  • Early on, there will be a lot of Record Breakers, Diamond Kings, and Rated Rookies because that's how Topps and Donruss started their sets off back in the day
  • Favorite player on the page:  Mark Grace
  • Favorite card on the page:  1987 Donruss Von Hayes Diamond King
  • Card most likely to get bumped:  1991 Donruss Delino DeShields Diamond King

Friday, January 24, 2020

My mega collection project

I have a lot of common cards and a lot of cards from collecting when I was a kid.  There are still cards when I find them remind me collecting as a kid; the "gotta have" rookies, the stars, the future Hall of Famers.  I have long admired fellow bloggers who have put "mega collections" together and have shared them.  I had put a poll out about how to approach this project; do I only use cards from my childhood days of collecting or do I use all my cards?  It was decided with the help of the voters that I would use all of my cards to put together a mega collection.

I decided to keep it "old school" and do a mega collection of 792 cards and a traded mega collection of 132 cards.  I tried to keep it so I wasn't favoriting my favorite players, teams, or specific set (although Topps is the brand I have the most of).  I wanted to highlight the specifics of the Donruss, Fleer, Score, Topps, and Upper Deck sets; Record Breakers, Turn Back the Clock, All Stars, Star Rookies, Diamond Kings, Rated Rookies, First Round Draft Picks, etc.  I plan on evaluating future cards I buy and add if they meet the standards for being in the mega collection.

My goal is to share 2 pages a week.  I obviously have gotten a late start this months I will do one every day to catch up.  So here we go!

Cards 1-9


Observations:
  • Early on, there will be a lot of Record Breakers, Diamond Kings, and Rated Rookies because that's how Topps and Donruss started their sets off back in the day
  • Favorite player on the page:  Mark McGwire
  • Favorite card on the page:  1987 Topps Record Breaker Todd Worrell
  • Card most likely to get bumped:  1988 Topps Record Breaker Andre Dawson

Thursday, January 23, 2020

COMC is a bad drug

Ugh!  Just take all my money COMC!  Here's a sampling of my addiction:

Cubbies


SP Bryant and the Baez is part of the Bryce Harper collection
Royals


O'Hearn SP; Moose New Era card
SP Salvy

Former Athletic


 I decided to jump on the bandwagon of some Royals prospects.



SP Singer
Player collections

I was hoping this was going to be a memorabilia card with Diamondback colors.  
Myers and Bundy are #'d; Machado and Gallo are SPs

Set needs

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A Sportslot bundle!

I've said for the past couple of years that I really want to concentrate on finished my current set collections, and obtaining cards for my mega collections.  I have spent some much needed "wellness" time doing something I love, which is organizing and finishing my collections.  Just a couple of days ago, I dived in and really determined what I'm missing from all my mega collections and updated my blog lists and TCDB.  Then, I have determined what I can and can't trade for on TCDB.  If I can't make a TCDB trade because it's not available, I'm buying it at the best price possible via Sportslots or COMC.  In other words for anyone that reads this blog, you'll be seeing a lot of Sportslots posts, and I also want to take the time to share good sellers.  

Sportslots #1 - 1972hank


Sportslots #2 - jjcard1

The card I added to maximize my shipping costs!


I only need 2 more 5 Tool cards and 1 more Golden Glove award card.

Sportslots #3 - scoagh44.  I got a lot of 2017 Topps inserts for my sets.  This is only a sampling!



I chose this card to round out my purchase to maximize shipping.  I typically don't like cards without logos, etc. but one this particular card, you can't tell.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TCDB trade with minibbcards

It's always nice to know that my unwanted mini cards have a home with minibbcards!  Here's what he sent me:





And these were a couple of extras!

Needed for TTM request

Needed for Royals mega collection

Monday, January 20, 2020

When Panini gives you a lemon, they also make you some lemonade!

I follow quite a few fellow Bloggers and sports card people on Twitter, and I had read some poor reviews regarding 2019 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball.  For $20, you get 5 cards, and most were unhappy with that, which I agree.  But, low and behold, I was at Target and couldn't resist new product.  Out of the 5 cards, one was a relic, but this is what it looked like:


There was no relic in there!  I filed a QA ticket with Panini.  I didn't have much hope for this to be fruitful because I had not read any good reviews on dealing with Panini.  However, after filing on January 2, this week, I received a package from Panini that included this:



I couldn't believe it!  I got two cards, and one is a Royal!  I had to do some reading on Miguel Hiraldo, but it looks like he's doing well in the Blue Jays system.  Thank you Panini!