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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).



Friday, August 18, 2017

LCS Trip, Part 3: New stuff

I feel like I found some gold when looking through the common boxes.  I was able to snatch up some 2016 Bowman's Best and 2017 Topps Inception.  I also loaded up on a lot of 2017 Topps insert singles.

2016 Bowman Draft
2016 Bowman's Best


2017 Topps Inception

2017 Bowman







2017 Gypsy Queen

2017 Stadium Club





2017 Topps



Thursday, August 17, 2017

LCS Trip, Part 2: Player collections

Here is some of the stuff I picked up last weekend that I am really excited about...player collection items.  Since I haven't bought as much retail as I used to this year, I have not been able to fill my collections this year like I have in past years.  Again, this is just a sampling of what I actually bought.










Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LCS Trip, Part 1: National Baseball Card Day

Since I've been watching the finances, I haven't visited my local LCS in quite a while.  I was looking forward to National Baseball Card Day to go down and take a look through their common boxes again.  Since joining The Trading Card Database, I finally (*I think*) have all my cards entered.  The database prints out these awesome want list pages, and I anticipated it would make searching the boxes easier on me, which it did.  I got so much good stuff, it's going to take 3 posts to show some of my goodies.  This first post will show the cards I got as part of National Baseball Card day, as well as some packs I bought.  




I bought a hobby pack of Topps Chrome.  Since I have not picked, nor attempted to put a set together by hand this year, I thought about Topps Chrome.  I have yet to put together a Topps Chrome set.  After I opened this pack, I have buyers remorse.


They also had their box of old packs.  $0.25 a pack, so I picked up 4 packs and see what I could do with $1.00.  Here are the best cards I got out of each pack.  I'm glad I only spent $1.00.





Saturday, August 12, 2017

2017 Topps Chrome

Finally got my hands on a blaster box of 2017 Topps Chrome.  I hesitated to buy any as I am planning on hitting up my local LCS today for National Baseball Card day.  This blaster box kind of made up for those really bad Allen & Ginter packs.

The packs

Pack 1
Pack 2
Pack 3
Pack 4
Pack 5
Pack 6
Pack 7
Refractors



Prizm refractor


Sepia refractors





Player collection cards



Inserts