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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, December 5, 2021

Another TCDB trade with bdlehman18

 Ah, another trade with a great trade partner, bdlehman18.  A quick, PWE trade to help me complete the 2020 Allen & Ginter mini insert set "Where Monsters Live!"

Card that started the trade

Player collections

Favorite card of the trade

Saturday, December 4, 2021

TCDB trade with pianojazzman

 I'm thrilled that I've found quite a few new trade partners thru trade propositions to me and my seeking out certain cards for my mega collections.  It's just been great!

Cubs mega collection


The Soler card is my favorite card of the trade!

Player collection

Old Miss baseball alumni

The card that started the trade


Friday, December 3, 2021

TCDB trade with spark chaser 41

 Another new trade partner!  I wish I had the time to respond to all trade requests in a prompt manner, but alas, I cannot.  Plus, in two weeks, I'll be busy with work commitments, so I will have less time.  

Anyway, I have been killing it lately in trades where I've been acquiring cards of players like Mark Grace, Ryne Sandberg, Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco during the years I wasn't collecting!

University of Iowa baseball alumni - I always loved the minor league cards of the late 80's-early 90's  

My favorite card of the trade!

Cubs mega 660 collection


Cubs mega collection

Player collection

Thursday, December 2, 2021

TCDB trade with George1369

Another huge TCDB trade, this time with George1369.  A lot of PC needs, especially 2021 Topps Chrome!


Old dudes

Other PCs


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

TCDB trade with colonel98801

 Another new trade partner with colonel98801.  I received a lot of cards for my PCs!

Old dudes

I got a handful of Mark Grace cards, but these two are my favorite!

My favorite card of the trade; I don't know how I never had this card before now!

Royals and Cubbies

Western Kentucky baseball alumni

660 mega collection card needs

University of Iowa baseball alumni

University of Iowa football alumni

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2021 Topps Update

 I was never able to find any Topps Series 2 blaster boxes (or anything Series 2 for that matter), but was thrilled to see a box of Update.

The packs:

Pack 1

Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4 - I really like these No hitter cards!

Pack 5

Pack 6 - Not sure how I feel about the ASG cards being an insert set.

Pack 7





Texas A&M baseball alumni

Former Royal/Player collection