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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).



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2019 Big League

Work is still in the way of my card collecting, trading and TTM'ing.  I hope to have a little reprieve after the 1st of September, but that's still a month and a half away.  I have been able to buy a blaster box of some new stuff, and today, is 2019 Topps Big League.  I like the design; it reminds me of 1987 Topps, but in a modern way.  Overall, an ok blaster box in terms of "hits," but not very good for items for my collections.

The packs






Items for my various collections



Inserts





Gold



Blue

Friday, May 17, 2019

TCDB trade with bwvjones

Another great trade with another new trading partner, bwvjones!

2018 Gypsy Queen



2019 Topps Opening Day

Love the throwback Padres uni!


Catchers




Player collection odds and ends


Thursday, May 16, 2019

TCDB trade with CoachBarry

Between the craziness that is finals and craziness at my other job, it has been a month to forget.  Luckily, at the beginning of the month, I was able to get a few small trades done, but just haven't posted or shared until now.

Insert set need


Royals

I love the Brett GQ!



Trying for the Rainbow
Allen & Ginter

New player collection alert!  Joey Gallo!  Not going big, but not going to trade any away!
Creighton Blue Jay Alumni

Also a new player collection alert!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

TCDB trade with Dmurry

It's been hard for me lately to make any trades or do any TTMs because I have been failing at a work/life balance.  This failure is exacerbated by the fact that my students getting ready to graduate college have been acting worse than a bunch of 5 year olds.  Their lack of character and how they have handled adversity is quite concerning given they are graduating and will soon be caring for patients in hospitals and saving lives.  Therefore, my stress levels are up, and not enough time to do trades which really sucks because I have had a bunch of offers from people on TCDB.  If you read this blog and are on TCDB, I will try to get back to you once I get these cry babies through finals.  

Insert set needs


Last one for this insert set!

Player collection needs



This is a foil card, and it's a beauty!


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

TCDB trade with Godzilla8you

A small, but awesome trade with Godzilla8you.

PC cards
Another one down for this small set
These 2019 foil cards are pretty

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

R.J. Alvarez

I was excited to see a TTM envelope back from Spring Training.  This one is from former Padre and Athletic R.J. Alvarez.  I sent this to the Marlins ST, and he's currently with the Marlins AAA team, New Orleans Baby Cakes.

R.J. Alvarez
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Marlins ST
73 days


Thursday, May 2, 2019

My birthday present involved another COMC purchase!

I have the opinion that some gifts are the "gifts that keep on giving" for a long time.  For instance, I get my husband an out of state fishing license every year for Valentine's Day because it's what he enjoys when we go to our camper up in Nebraska off of the Platte River.  We were miraculously saved from flooding in March!  And, the saying always reminds me of one of my favorite Christmas  movies...


So, here's the goodies that "give on giving" all year long!  I am still sticking to my "rules" of buying online!

Set collection needs








Colors

Going for the Rainbow!







Jerseys and Autographs





2019 Topps Silver Pack cards


SPs



Royals, Cubs and Player collection goodies