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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!  


  1. Cool cards... I really should try to get 2015 sorted before the 2016 season starts, at least, shouldn't I? (I know I won't manage to get it all done before the 2016 baseball cards start turning up...)

  2. That was an exceptional box! I like Perkins. He's been a solid closer for my fantasy baseball teams the last couple of years.