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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, January 20, 2019

2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition

I saw a blaster box of 2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition at my local Walmart recently.  It was a "new" product, and by new I mean something different than Topps products and Donruss.  The debate for me was do I buy a $20 box of cards and only get 5 cards in it?  I decided to pull the trigger, and I'm glad I did.  I would buy this again if it is at the store,  but I wouldn't be buying it like crazy, though.  Although I love the design and players in their college uniforms, the price tag is high.  Here's what I got.

Base card

Base set

Autograph, purple; and it's a Royals prospect!

Triple material, silver

Die-cut, red

Friday, January 18, 2019

TCDB trade with AirPete

Again, another small TCDB trade.  It's easier for me to do a combo of small and big trades right now. Anyway, lots of good stuff here, especially for my Iowa Hawkeye basketball collection!

Player collections

Catcher binder

Sending these out for a TTM request

Iowa Hawkeye basketball alumni

Thursday, January 17, 2019

TCDB trade with OraInPA

Another new trading partner on TCDB.  Again, a small trade, but this one was full of goodies!

2017 Topps Insert set need

Cubby player collection needs

A nice looking autographed card of Hal McRae

OraInPA was nice enough to throw in this card!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

TCDB trade with FiresNBeers

A fairly new member to the TCDB site, FiresNBeers.  We did a small trade, but again, I got some items that will help me achieve my collecting goals slowly, but surely.

2017 Topps Insert sets

Cubs player collections

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Another TCDB trade with bravefan1

A huge trade with bravefan1.  I got quite a bit of stuff for my player collections, while I was happy to give a Braves fan a whole bunch of Braves cards!

Player collection needs


Cubs mega collection needs

Royals mega collection need - He didn't have a Royals card issues (that I can find), so this will have to do.  It qualifies because he played with the Royals in 2017 and the card has the Royals stat line.

The grand finale - an autographed card and two oversized base toppers:

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mail Day!!!

I recently sent out some TTM requests to players home addresses.  I send out 5 and got 4 back already!

This is an exciting return!  I have quite a few of his cards, and it was hard to choose what to send for a TTM request!  He didn't have a great season last year, but here's to hoping he has a turn around year in 2019!!

Chris Davis
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
15 days

Jeff Jackson is a former 1st round draft pick of the Phillies.  He spend his career in the minors, never making a major league roster.  I loved these 1990 Score cards!

Jeff Jackson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
14 days

This last one is a nice addition to my Cubs TTM collection.  Manny won 2 World Series rings; one with Oakland and one with the Phillies.  He was with the Cubs on two different occasions during his career, totally 7 years with the team.

Manny Trillo
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
13 days

Sunday, January 13, 2019

TCDB trade with SeaKing

Another small PWE trade with SeaKing.  I sought out SeaKing because he had the Bregman card available, and now I only need one more to complete the insert set!  Again, it feels good to get near and complete sets and collections!  In 2019, I plan on making a huge push towards getting this stuff completed!  A lot of my mega collections are depending on certain teams and players, so I really want to get caught up!

Set needs

Iowan in the MLB