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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).

Saturday, April 29, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 20

Day 20...Your favorite parallel based on the parallel, not the player.  My favorite parallel cards I hang on to, no matter who the player is, is the blue and green cards.  Those are fairly easy to come by when buying your cards at places like Walmart and Target, but the cards I also like that are hard to come by are the camo parallels.  I have a handful from hobby boxes I have bought.  This card was in a commons box at my LCS.  I wanted to pick it up because it was a camo card and it had one of my favorite teams on it.

Friday, April 28, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 19

Day 19...A favorite card from a country other than the United States.  During this challenge, I wanted to pick cards from my collection as much as I could, and I only have a handful of card from another country, Canada.  The O-Pee-Chee cards were always hard to come by when I was collecting, and this card I got through a trade.  In the past, O-Pee-Chee had the same design as Topps, but I chose this card because it was different.  This is a 1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier Jeff Conine.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 18

Day 18...A card of a player who became manager of your favorite team.  I could have picked a lot of guys for this one.  Tony Pena and Ned Yost come to mind for the Royals.  Dusty Baker and Lou Pinella for the Cubs.  However, I chose Don Zimmer because who didn't love the 1989 Cubs "The Boys of Zimmer?"  This card is from 2014 Topps Archives.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 17

Day 17...A card from the first set you put together hand collated.  This is the first set I actually completed.  When I first got back into collecting, I loved the cards that didn't have the gloss, like Heritage and Allen & Ginter.  I put this set together by buying blaster boxes, eBay, LCS and trades.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 16

Day 16...A card of a player whom your appreciate but don't like.  I think Robinson Cano is a great second basemen.  I drafted him on my fantasy team this year, however, I've never liked him.  I'm not sure why I don't like him, maybe because he played with the Yankees.  This card I got from a blaster box I picked up at Toys-R-Us.  I need to shop there more often.  They usually have great deals on old blaster boxes.

Monday, April 24, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 15

Halfway to the finish on this challenge.  Day 15...One of your favorite cards from the 2010's.  I have always enjoyed the Topps Archives release every year, and have attempted to put a couple of the sets together.  This card stood out because it was a throwback to the 1986 Topps cards.  I liked the 1986 design, and it especially stands out with a team like the Orioles and their colors.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 14

Day 14...One of your favorite cards from the 2000's.  I was not collecting during the 2000's, so any cards in my collection from this time are repacks or trades.  When Alex Gordon's rookie cards came out, people went nuts spending a lot of cash on them.  I'm glad I waited to put this card in my collection!