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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).

Monday, November 20, 2017

TCDB trade with 49ants

Ever since I joined TCDB, I have been overwhelmed with trades!  I unfortunately cannot get to all of them, but hopefully one day I can come back around to the potential trade partners.  Anyway, I got a bunch of good stuff from 49ants.




Player collections

2017 Topps Insert need

Ole Miss baseball alumni

2011 Heritage Insert - I have now completed the Baseball Flashbacks set!  I only need one more for the New Age Performers, and then all I have left is SPs.  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

TCDB with shiprider

A small PWE trade with shiprider.  One one card, but one for my player collection.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A great mail week

I got more little white envelopes this week!  This is the best mail week I've had in quite a while!

Jake Smolinski spent most of 2017 on the DL rehabbing a shoulder injury.  He did come back and played 27 games with the A's.

Jake Smolinski
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Oakland A's
50 days

Adrian Houser is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League with the Salt River Rafters.  He spent most of the year playing with Wisconsin and Biloxi.  The did pitch in two games with the Brewers in 2017.

Adrian Houser
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Salt River Rafters
17 days

Mike Pritchard is one of my NFL requests that I've gotten back.  He played his college ball at Colorado, where he won a National Championship in 1990.  He was drafted in the first round by the Falcons in 1991.  His best season was in 1992.

Mike Pritchard
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
87 days

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AFL mail

I got a few little white envelopes when I arrived back from a weekend in Dallas.

Kevin Kramer is a second basemen in the Pirates organization.  He's currently playing in the AFL with the Glendale Desert Dogs.  He spent most of the 2017 season with Altoona, the Pirates AA team.

Kevin Kramer
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Glendale Desert Dogs
26 days

Ryan Eades is also currently in the Arizona Fall League, playing with the Surprise Saguaros.  He spent the 2017 at the Twins AA and AAA clubs.

Ryan Eades
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Surprise Saguaros
 22 days

I also got a return to sender, from Adam Duvall from the Reds.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Just Commons purchase

I have always have success with Just Commons and getting a good deal on the cards I need for my personal collections or mega collections I'm trying to put together.  I didn't scan everything I got, but I small sampling.  If anything, it's progress on my collecting goals!!

Cubs mega collection

Royals mega collection

2015 Topps Pro Debut

2016 Topps Opening Day

2010 Bowman Draft and Draft Chrome

Creighton Blue Jay Alumni

Iowans in the MLB

Ole Miss Baseball Alumni

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

TCDB trade with rl16

I've had the opportunity to complete several trades lately.  Hopefully, next week, I can do several more trades.  rl16 wanted a bunch of Cardinals cards, so I helped out.  Here is what I received in return:

 2017 Topps Insert
 (What a terrible crop job!!)
Player Collections

Iowan in the MLB

Lots of Mark McGwire!

Monday, October 30, 2017

LCS visit, part 2

So, I had the choice of Bowman High Tek, Topps Gold Label, and Topps Triple Threads.  I ended up choosing Topps Gold Label, and mainly because it was the right price and I had never bought a hobby box of Gold Label before.  Every box comes with a framed autograph.  Here's the goodies:

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 2 card vs. class 3 card

Class 1 black
Class 2 black
Class 1 blue 14/150
Class 2 red 18/50
Legends relic
Red 17/25