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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 31, 2016

Hopefully I'm getting back into the swing of things!

After Christmas vacation was over, and the new year had began, I took a look at everything and thought, "I *might* have time to start collecting, trading, and sending out TTMs again!"  One of my first goals was to finish putting together 2015 Topps flagship set.  I hadn't had the time to buy a Update hobby box yet, but I ordered it and it finally arrived.

Base cards...newest Cubs Jason Heyward & Ben Zobrist.  I really liked Zobrist as a player in the time he spent in KC in 2015.  If he couldn't stay with the Royals, I guess its just as well he went to my other favorite team.

 Base set catchers

One of the several foil cards I got

Token photo variation card

Lots of insert cards, but this is my favorite.  Love the power blues!

Topps originals.  For me, the jury is still out on these cards.  This is by far the most original cards I have ever pulled from a hobby box.

Pink Shark

Token black border

Several gold cards.  These are my two favorite!

Finally, what relic card did I pull from my hobby box?!?!?!  My very first 1/1 card!  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

No Purchase Necessary envelope from Topps

To start off the new year, I got a NPN envelope from Topps this weekend.  It was from 2015 Topps Minors Heritage.  I bought a pack down at my local LCS, and the pack keeps on giving.  I like the design of The Road to the Show cards better than the 2014 version.

Thanks, Topps!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Trade with The Lost Collector

Again, just getting caught up on some blogging.  I completed a trade with The Lost Collector before the end of 2015.  Here's the goodies I got:

This one was huge!!!!  Billy Butler will always be a Royal!

This Mark Grace card is cool...you can feel the card!

I have been trying for awhile to get John Buck's auto, and now I've got it!

Some Cubbies...

The Kid...

Finally, Lorenzo Cain, who just signed a two year extension...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Finally, one back from the Arizona Fall League!

After a long absence, I'm back...and hopefully consistently back as far as my blogging, autographs, and trading is concerned.  First, I wanted to start off with the only TTM I got back from the Arizona Fall League this year.

Jake Bauers
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Mesa Solar Sox
44 days