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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, October 6, 2019

COMC strikes again!

At least I didn't purchase as much as previous times.  I always look for good deals on cards I need for set completion, because I have done my research on TCDB, and I can't trade for everything I need.

Set needs

Auto and Relic cards





Other player collection goodies

Iowan in the MLB

Bluejay baseball alumni

Lancer and Maverick hockey alumni

Hawkeye basketball alumni

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Royals MMXIX Fantasy Baseball Champion!!

I was the #3 seed in our Fantasy Baseball Playoffs, out of 4 teams.  My team had not been playing well heading into the playoffs.  In fact, my team was doing so bad that I was scared I would get bumped from the playoffs in the last two weeks.  It was a close championship, with team Sponge Babe coming out on top, 275.5-266.5.  Here is the team I drafted at the beginning of the season.

My MVP of the last day of the championship was Carlos Santana.  I got him as a steal in the draft, and he sat in my utility position all year and balled.

My MVP of Championship week was Trey Mancini.  He went off for 36 points.  I picked him up as a free agent in the season, dropped him, and picked him back up!

Team MVP for the season

Team Cy Young winner

Here were my championship week starters:

Position Players


Bench players

It was almost a mistake leaving him on the bench, as he had 31 points during championship week.  I had only picked him up the last couple of weeks of the season.

25.5 points on the bench championship week....on the bench!

Almost another big mistake, as he had 27.5 points in two starts championship week.  I had picked him up the last week to potentially start him, which I'm glad it didn't hurt me in the end.

This guy had been on and off my bench all year, but was  placed on the restricted list championship week.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Brent Rooker

I got a late season TTM back pretty quickly from Twins prospect, Brent Rooker.  I always like the way the Twins rookie cards look compared to other teams!

Brent Rooker
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Rochester Red Wings
28 days