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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).



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Mega Collection 460-468

Mega collection 460-468


Observations:
  • All Star Rookie page!
  • I love the throwback uniforms the White Sox wear
  • I miss Spring Training uniforms/batting jerseys where teams would wear a solid color jersey with white pants!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Jerome Walton
  • Favorite card on the page:  1987 Topps Todd Worrell
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2018 Topps Paul DeJong (boo Cardinals!!!)

Monday, June 29, 2020

Mega Collection 451-459

Mega collection 451-459


Observations:
  • Very nice page!  Prospecting with Gregg Jefferies
  • I said it once, and I'll say it again...I just love Stadium Club!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Will Myers
  • Favorite card on the page:  1990 Topps Gregg Jefferies
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1988 Topps Ron Hassey

Friday, June 26, 2020

2020 Big League

I saw some awesome reviews on 2020 Big League, so I couldn't wait until I could get my hands on it.  However, I thought it would be awhile because my Target and Walmart are both desolate when it comes to having cards stocked.  I was able to find one this week while getting groceries; I was so excited that I forgot to look to see what "card" was on the back!  I'll show you who I got, although I am kicking myself for not looking for a Trout!

The Packs

Pack 1

Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6

Pack 7

Pack 8

Pack 9

Pack 10

Inserts




Colors





Catchers



"Hits"





Royals, Cubbies and a token PC guy



Thursday, June 25, 2020

Mega Collection 442-450

Mega collection 442-450


Observations:
  • Two Dale Murphy cards!  I hope he gets in the HOF one day!
  • I just love 1987 Topps, and I loved the way the Future Star cards looked!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Walt Weiss 
  • Favorite card on the page:  1987 Topps Pat Dodson
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1990 Bowman Scott Sanderson

Monday, June 22, 2020

Mega Collection 433-441

Mega collection 433-441


Observations:
  • I sometimes like cards that are like a professional photo, and also the World Series trophy cards -  I got to see that World Series trophy in person!
  • Dan Quisenberry in a Cardinals uniform looks weird
  • Favorite player on the page:  D.J. LeMahieu
  • Favorite card on the page:  1991 Donruss Will Clark All Star
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2012 Topps Jeff Baker (I know!  A Cubbie!)

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Mega Collection 424-432

Mega collection 424-432


Observations:
  • The 400's have some great cards!
  • A "Hall of Fame" page...this will be tough!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Dwight Smith
  • Favorite card on the page:  1987 Topps Mike Schmidt (the powder blue uni put it over the top!)
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1989 Topps Danny Gladden

Monday, June 15, 2020

Mega Collection 415-423

Mega collection 415-423


Observations:
  • Another awesome page...a lot of cards with great photos!
  • My very first baseball glove had Joel Youngblood's signature in it!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Lorenzo Cain
  • Favorite card on the page:  1994 Pinnacle J.R. Phillips (this was a tough choice!)
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2008 Upper Deck Jay Payton

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Mega Collection 406-414

Mega collection 406-414


Observations:
  • I love this page! 
  • I had to make a lot of tough decisions to make on this page!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Greg Holland
  • Favorite card on the page:  1991 Score Bo Jackson Rifleman (that card is not bent, it's just a REALLY bad scan!)
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1989 Donruss Dave Magadan 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

7 Day Trading Card Challenge - Day 7

Day 7 - Best hobby trend to emerge this year

Boy!  I dunno about this one!  I just don't like Topps 2020.  One of the trends I wish I would have jumped on is when baseball cards went nuts on eBay!  I should have sold one of my Trouts, or the complete set with the Trout card in it!  I feel like I missed out!


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

7 Day Trading Card Challenge - Day 6

Day 6 - favorite non-sport card in your collection

I am pretty sure I posted this back in the 30 Day Baseball Card Challenge, but it's worth posting again!


Monday, June 8, 2020

Mega Collection 397-405

Mega collection 397-405


 Observations:
  • All Star card time!
  • I love the Brewers hat on the Earnie Riles card!
  • Pat Mahomes made it because he has a "some-what" famous son..LOL!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Cal Ripken
  • Favorite card on the page:  1990 Topps Craig Biggio All Star
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2016 Topps Peter O'Brien

Sunday, June 7, 2020

7 Day Trading Card Challenge - Day 5

Day 5 - Favorite 'other' sport card in your collection (hockey, soccer, Olympic, UFC, boxing, wrestling, etc.)

I don't have many of these "see through" cards in my collection, but this one is special because is is a Blue and UNO Maverick Alumni.


Saturday, June 6, 2020

7 Day Trading Card Challenge - Day 4

Day 4 - Favorite basketball card in your collection

This one is also an oldy, but a goodie!


Friday, June 5, 2020

7 Day Trading Card Challenge - Day 3

Day 3 - Favorite football card in your collection.

This was also tough, but I stayed steady with one of the first football cards in my collection, and one of my favorite players to this day.


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Mega Collection 388-396

Mega Collection 388-396


Observations:
  • In old Topps sets, this is where you'd see the AL & NL All Stars...I miss those being in the regular Topps sets, too
  • I never had many 1995 Topps...that's about the time I stopped collecting
  • Favorite player on the page:  Mike Bielecki
  • Favorite card on the page:  1988 Topps Matt Nokes
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1995 Topps Puckett/Bichette All Star...already have 1 Kirby on the page.  I don't care for shared All Star cards, either

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

7 Day Trading Card Challenge - Day 2

Day 2 - A card from current release year (any sport) with a unique photo

I haven't bought much new product this year, cuz ya know COVID and a faulty gall bladder.  I have always found this particular card interesting...who kicks up their leg that high turning the two?


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

7 Day Trading Card Challenge - Day 1

I am on the mend from getting my gallbladder out.  Our facility has only been open to elective surgeries for 2 weeks, so I was surprised to get in so quickly (I was hoping for August at the earliest!).  I was roaming my blog list "reading list" and came across this post on Baseball Cards Come to Life!  I almost missed this, as it was the Day 7 post!  This challenge actually comes from Cardpocalypse's blog.  I loved the 30 day baseball card challenge when that was going around everyone's blogs back in 2017, so this is a nice little project!


Day 1 - Favorite card acquired during the quarantine

This was tough.  I made some eBay purchases during this time for some really great PC stuff, but this gem popped up on my eBay alerts about a week and a half ago, and I HAD to pull the trigger!  It will be part of my Hosmer rainbow, that I hopefully one day will complete (but I'm not betting on it!).

Monday, June 1, 2020

Mega Collection 379-387

Mega Collection 379-387


Observations:
  • I remember when 1990 Leaf came out...it seemed "fancy," and I could only afford 1 pack
  • Quite a few cards with good defensive plays 
  • Favorite player on the page:  Ryne Sandberg
  • Favorite card on the page:  1994 Pinnacle Mark McLemore
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1989 Donruss Luis Polonia

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mega Collection 370-378

Mega Collection 370-378


Observations:
  • Only one modern day card on this page
  • Favorite player on the page:  Gregg Jefferies
  • Favorite card on the page:  1986 Topps Bruce Bochte
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2018 Heritage Austin Hedges

Monday, May 25, 2020

Mega Collection 361-369

Mega Collection 361-369


Observations:
  • Greg Maddux was just SO GOOD!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Greg Maddux
  • Favorite card on the page:  1992 Pinnacle Hensley Meulens
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2008 Upper Deck Jorge Cantu

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Happy Birthday to me, Part 1

My birthday was back in April, but with everything going on, my husband said my present will be delayed.  I expected this and quite frankly, I didn't care what it was or that I was getting one at all with my mind on the ever-changing environment at the hospital.  Plus, we were able to get some Jack Stack BBQ curbside, so I thought that was a great present in itself.  Then, yesterday happened.  He said my gift had arrived, and it was this...


Whoa!  TOTALLY wasn't expecting it at all; quite shocked really.  The next decision was do I open it or sell it?  With the crazy prices on cards these days, especially with this release of Bowman, I wasn't sure what to do.  I could have just held on to it and take some time to make a decision, however, I don't do well with cards that just sit unopened...that's why I never have any unopened packs or boxes!

So...I decided to open it.  My rationale was he had bought me a Bowman Draft hobby box back in 2011, and in that box I got the Christan Yelich chrome auto that I sold for $400 on eBay.  Hopefully, I can turn another profit, if I want to.


First card

Pack 1
Pack 2...there he is...Mr. Dominguez
Pack 3
Pack 4
Pack 5...my first Adley and Aquino cards
Pack 6....the Chrome Mr. Dominguez!
Pack 7
Pack 8
Pack 9
Pack 10...my first Franco card
Pack 11
Pack 12
Now, onto the other goodies, like Cubbies and Royals, inserts and the 3 autographs!

Inserts






I really like these inserts!

Cubbies




Royals



Whoop!  There it is!  Bobby Witt, Jr!
Catchers


The only PC player that isn't a Cub or Royal


Ole Miss baseball Alumni


Paralells 


Finally, the 3 autographs...