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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).

Monday, July 24, 2017

TCDB trade with jmiller4

Another trade completed on TCDB.  The highlight of this trade was the fact I was able to get several 2017 insert set needs!  Thanks for the trade!

One more down for the Wrigley Field set



Player collections

Iowans in the MLB

Creighton Blue Jay baseball Alumni

Sunday, July 23, 2017

TCDB trade with TheToddFather21

TheToddFather21 was a frequent trade partner over on Zistle, and now we've been able to hook up for a trade on the new site.  A small trade, but a good one, especially for my Iowa Hawkeye basketball collection.  

Player Collections

Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball Alumni

Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Stadium Club

The second part of my weekend raid of the Walmart card isle.  

Pack 1
Pack 2
Pack 3
Pack 4
Pack 5
Pack 6
Pack 7
Pack 8 "extra pack"

Insert sets

 Player collections - I certainly hope the rest of the Royals cards don't look like this!

Old guys


Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017 Bowman Platinum

I'm so glad there have been new releases.  I've been tired of the same old Topps flagship Series 1 & 2 seemingly the only choice at Walmart.  Here's what my blaster box yielded:

Pack 1
Pack 2
Pack 3
Pack 4
Pack 5
Pack 6
Pack 7 "extra pack"
 I didn't notice until I scanned the cards, that my favorite cards out of every pack were in alternate uniforms!

Player collections

Purple Prospect (/250)

"Exclusive cards" - Bowman Ice

Inserts - I like all of these insert sets, but not enough at this time to try to collect them.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

TCDB trade from Petros56

Another small trade via TCDB with Petros56.  He was able to hook me up with some 2011 SPs I need to complete the set...maybe one day I will!

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Topps Bunt

I really liked the 2016 Topps Bunt product and the design.  When I saw the 2017 Topps Bunt, I went for the hanger pack; 24 cards for $3.00, versus 7 cards for $0.99.  The design is ok, not as good as last year, in my opinion.

Base set

Insert sets

One of my favorite colors!