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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).

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This weeks TTM envelopes

I am back to sending out quite a few TTM requests, therefore, I am getting quite a few envelopes back, which is always fun!

Max Pentecost is currently a DH with the Class A team for the Blue Jays.  He was recently named a end of season All Star.

Max Pentecost
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Dunedin Blue Jays
24 days

I've been trying to get some of my cards with multiple players signed to complete them, and to see if I could do it.  I've been successful with two players, but this is my first 4 player card.  Think I'll get it completed?

Jim Campais
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
16 days

Matt Bahr is a two time Super Bowl champion; one with the Giants and one with the Steelers.  I've always liked this card, and I'm glad to have it signed.

Matt Bahr
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
16 days

Adam LaRoche is another local Kansas baseball player.  I now have TTM's from both LaRoche brothers.  I hated sending a White Sox card because of how his baseball tenure ended, but this was the best looking card for a TTM.

Adam LaRoche
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
16 days

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TCDB trade with ntlwhlr

This is already my second trade with ntlwhlr on TCDB.  I'm slowly, but surely learning the website enough to complete some trades.

More 2017 Topps inserts

2017 National Baseball Card Day cards

2017 Topps Bunt for my PC's

2017 Topps for my PC's

A few for my Cubbies collection

Finally, one for my Wrigley Field collection.  Slowly chipping away at this insert set.  

Monday, August 28, 2017

More TTM's

I have been rewarded for all the envelopes I have sent out recently.

Bob Scanlan is a former Cub and Royal.  He is currently with the Padres, working with their TV crew.

Bob Scanlan
Signed 1/2
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
20 days

Nick Solak is currently in the Yankees system at Trenton, their AA team.

Nick Solak
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Trenton Thunder
18 days

Tim Collins is a former Royal.  He's currently in the Nationals system at Harrisburg, the Nationals AA club.  

Tim Collins
Signed 1/2
Sent c/o Harrisburg Senators
17 days

Sunday, August 27, 2017

TCDB trade with AnalogKid

A nice trade with AnalogKid.  I received several 2017 Topps insert set needs.

I found some interesting finds regarding the Salute set in this trade.  Does Rizzo need two cards with a throwback jersey?  If it is necessary, maybe Topps should use a picture that is different than the other card.

Secondly, does Tyler Austin need two rookie cards in the set?  At least Topps bothered to use two different photos here.  

To finish out the trade, some old dudes for the PC

Saturday, August 26, 2017

This week's TTM envelopes

I have finally had some time to send a few TTM requests out, and I got two quick replies.

Shawn Marcum is a former Blue Jay, Brewer, Met, and Indian.  He lives just up the highway from me in Excelsior Springs, MO.  He is currently an assistant baseball coach at Missouri Southern State.

Shawn Marcum
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
5 days

I also got a quick response from Drew Jackson.  He's currently playing for Tulsa, the AA team for the Dodgers.  He was traded in March of this year from the Mariners to the Dodgers.

Drew Jackson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Tulsa Drillers
12 days

Friday, August 25, 2017

TCDB trade with Hebron Reds Fan

A small PWE trade with Hebron Reds Fan on TCDB.

A Starlin for the PC

I needed this Pete Ladd for my Ole Miss baseball Alumni collection

Friday, August 18, 2017

LCS Trip, Part 3: New stuff

I feel like I found some gold when looking through the common boxes.  I was able to snatch up some 2016 Bowman's Best and 2017 Topps Inception.  I also loaded up on a lot of 2017 Topps insert singles.

2016 Bowman Draft
2016 Bowman's Best

2017 Topps Inception

2017 Bowman

2017 Gypsy Queen

2017 Stadium Club

2017 Topps