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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 for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

I am currently in graduate school, so it may take me until the weekend to respond to trade requests! I can't get done with school soon enough!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Another COMC purchase

As I have slowly had some time to devote to my hobby, I really want to get my sets completed.  So, I went back to COMC to achieve that.

Still working on the 2012 Bowman Platinum, but now I'm a little closer.  I'm still bummed out that Bowman decided to do away with the Platinum series; I though the last couple of years they produced great looking cards.


2014 Bowman.  Just trying to finish up the prospects set and chrome prospects.  Too bad some guy named Kris Bryant is making it difficult.



2014 Archieves.  Almost done with the base set.  I would love to collect the SPs, too, but that will take time, as is trying to collect the SPs from 2011 Heritage.


2015 Topps Series 1.  I was at this game, great memories!


2015 Archives.  Same as 2014 Archives.  Almost done with the base set, but the SPs are gonna kill me.


Friday, September 11, 2015

My first trade since November!

I hadn't realized it had been that long, until I looked at the last time I made a trade on Zistle!  Yikes!  My job and school has definitely taken away from my hobby time, which includes TTM, trading, and building my player collections.  I hope that I will have a little more time here in the future to trade.  If you have proposed a trade to my on Zistle, don't give up on me!  I hope to touch base with everyone who proposed a trade within the last year.

Bubbasbums has been one of those Zistle traders who has been patient with me.  I know he proposed a trade earlier this summer, and I was finally able to have some time to find cards to send.  I sent him a bunch of 2015 Bowman, and he hooked me up with a bunch of Allen and Ginter (as well as other goodies) for my player collections.

 Allen & Ginter:  2007-2015


This card was surprisingly thick.



Other player collection cards:



I was sorry to see this guy get traded.  Cueto hasn't been all that fantastic since he got to KC, and he's not making fans happy.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

2015 Panini Prizim

Yeah, I bought a couple of packs of Panini, too, this summer.  I'm not sure why...I'm usually not impressed with the product.  Here's what I got:

Token player collection card:


Refractor:


Red/White/Blue Refractor:


Friday, September 4, 2015

2015 Topps Chrome

I really like the 2015 Topps design, so I went out and bought a Chrome blaster box.  I love the design.  It is better than years past with the grey border.

 Base cards:


Catchers:


Inserts:  The future star insert is pretty cool.  I would have made the logo in the background bigger, though.


Prizim:


Sepia:


Thursday, September 3, 2015

2015 Stadium Club

I was so excited to get my hands on some Stadium Club cards this summer.  I bought two blaster boxes and picked up some nice cards for my collection.

Player collections:




Black and Gold cards:


Old guys:  There are a lot of old players in Stadium Club this year.  I love it!  The photos are great!





Inserts:  Pretty cool!




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Random purchase

There was a period this summer, where there were no new cards out.  When that happens, I gravitate towards the boxes that are repacked.  There was something that was new, however.  This repacked box included a graded card.  Needless to say, my curiosity got the best of me.

Old dudes:



Player collections:


The graded card?  Here is it:


My scanner cut the picture off, but nothing special.  They got me again.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

No Purchase Necessary, part 2

I sent in a few more NPN envelopes, and I was rewarded for my time.  I did receive new Royal, Johnny Cueto!