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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, April 11, 2021

Guess what? Another Sportslots order

 I'm sure some of you may be tired of seeing all my Sportslots goodies, but since there is literally NO PRODUCT on the shelves here in Kansas City, these posts take place of what would normally be my posts about new product on the shelves.  The best thing to come out of the pandemic, in relation to my collection goals, is my growing achievements in set, player and mega collections.  Money well spent, although I don't hardly have any 2020 or 2021 trade bait.

Set collection needs

Player collections



Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Mega collections

Monday, April 5, 2021

Player collection question

 I've been struggling a little bit on organization of my player collections within my binders.  I have the actual player collections organized, but my question to you is...how do you organize your Player X pages?  

For example, take Starlin Castro.  Do you organize by year and team?  Brand and/or year and/or team?  Just throw them in the pages as you get them/no organization what so ever?  

Duplicates...I unfortunately sometimes trade and buy a card and then end up with two.  Do you keep only one card in your player collection binders?  Store the duplicates in boxes?  Places all cards in your player collection pages?

I'm quite curious to hear and read everyone's responses.  I have been seeing a few posts on Twitter about this, so I wanted to hear your thoughts!

Monday, March 29, 2021

eBay goodness

 I decided (probably not the wisest decision) to try to do a football "rainbow."  I picked T.J. Hockenson, Iowa Hawkeye football alumni, because he's one of my favorite players.  I have listed on my blog's home page the cards I need.  If I can get over 50% of this rainbow completed, I'll probably have to call that a win.  Here's my eBay rainbow additions:

Sunday, March 28, 2021

More Sportslots

 I swear I order cards on Sportslots once a week!  I spend what I would normally be spending on blasters (still haven't found any Topps Series 1 out in the wild).  I'm continue to work on mega collection goals, yet not having any signifiant 2020 or 2021 product, I fear, will hinder trading opportunities once we move, which will be this summer at the latest!  Here's my recent order...

Player collections - went big on some Terry Steinbach cards...I realized there were quite a few I was missing, especially from 1992-on

Football player collections - T.J. Hockenson is my George Kittle since it is hard to get Kittle cards

Set collection needs - I feel like I've been buying a lot of Bowman to get the 2020 set completed, but I feel like I still have a lot left!

Texas A&M baseball alumni