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).
I've been pretty aggressive on TCDB these days, not only trying to achieve some goals, but it's better to spend money on postage and get the cards I want, than spend $20 on a blaster box and maybe get 5 cards I can add to a specific collection. It has really curbed my spending at the big box stores, therefore I am not buying crap I don't need. I will buy 2018 product, but I will be cautious on how much I buy. Moving on, I completed a trade with Broadway, got some cool stuff!
A small trade with BengalFan28. He had a 2016 Panini card I needed for my set. There are not many trade partners on TCDB that have the 2016 Panini Draft Picks available. He was nice enough to include another set need for myself, a C.J. Fiedorowicz, an Iowa Hawkeyes football alumni!
Another small TCDB trade, this time with wbaker01. He was able to hook me up with a David Wilkie card, which is a card I need for my Omaha Lancer Alumni collection. I also got a few old cards for my player collections.
A small, but very valuable TCDB trade with Detfan6897. I am working towards those 2018 goals, and this one is a small piece of the 1993 Upper Deck Then and Now set that I've unofficially, but now officially, working on. Another one down, now just a handful to go.
A nice surprise this week, a TTM envelope! I'm currently preping my Spring Training requests, and usually if I haven't gotten anything back from the 2017 season, I usually assume it's a write off, but I get a surprise every once in a while. This one is from Scott Radinsky. He is currently the bullpen coach for the Angels.
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I was bombarded (and still am) with trade requests on TCDB. If you request a trade with me on TCDB, give me time to get to it, or I will try to get back with you at some point. This happened with me and minibbcards. He proposed a trade awhile ago, but I wasn't able to get to it. I got back to him, and we were able to make a deal.
This was a great trade! I was able to get some cards that go towards my 2018 goals and some player collection needs. I was able to complete the 2017 Topps Bowman Then and Now insert set! One insert set down, many to go! Several awesome cards to go with my player collections, as well.