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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, September 18, 2017

TCDB trade with SaintOrm

Completed a small trade with SaintOrm on TCDB.  One for my player collection, and one for my Cubs mega collection.  One down, still many to go.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 Donruss Optic

My local big box stores are essentially sucking at stocking cards.  I haven't been able to find any cards at all for at least a month!  I have been feeding my urge by completing some trades on TCDB.  I did find this hanger pack of 2017 Donruss Optic at Target the other day, so that will have to do for now until Topps Update and Heritage High Number (hopefully) get stocked.

 Base set



Purple Prizms

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Taylor Jungmann

After reading about Taylor Jungmann's 2017 season, I was surprised to get this one back.  I'm shocked it didn't get hung up in Milwaukee.  Taylor made the Brewers opening day roster, however, spent only 4 days with the big league team (and one poor pitching outing) and was sent to AA Biloxi.

Taylor Jungmann
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Milwaukee Brewers
153 days

Friday, September 15, 2017

TCDB trade with madams30

A small trade with madams30.  I, again, achieved several small goals with this trade.

Cubs mega collection

Ole Miss baseball Alumni

Iowa Hawkeyes baseball alumni

Iowans in the MLB

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joe Musgrove

Finally, one back from the MLB.  Joe Musgrove is with the Astros.  He was recalled from the minors at the beginning of July.  He was starting a couple of games, but was moved to the bullpen since.

Joe Musgrove
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Houston Astros
32 days

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Kolby Allard

Kolby Allard is currently with the Braves AA team, the Mississippi Braves.  He is currently the No. 2 prospect on the Braves list.

Kolby Allard
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Mississippi Braves
14 days

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Christian Colon

Christian Colon is a former Royal, who was a big part of their 2015 World Series championship team.  He was released by the Royals earlier this year, and claimed by the Marlins.  He has spent most of his time with the Marlins with their AAA team, New Orleans.  He did not get a September 1 call up to the big club.

Christian Colon
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o New Orleans Baby Cakes
33 days

Monday, September 11, 2017

Jack Flaherty

Jack Flaherty recently got the September 1 call up to the Cardinals.  He's No. 3 on the Cardinals list of prospects.  He's pitched in 2 games so far for the big league club, still looking for his first MLB win.

Jack Flaherty
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Memphis Redbirds
10 days

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Brendan Rodgers

I was excited to get these cards back.  Brendan Rodgers is the Rockies No. 1 prospect.  I sent this to Hartford, which is the Rockies AA team, however, Brenden recently was moved to Lancaster, the Rockies A-Advanced team.  Lancaster made the playoffs and will play Modesto starting next week.  I thought Brendan might be a candidate for a September call up, but apparently they moved him to Lancaster for playoff experience and more at bats.

Brenden Rodgers
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Hartford Yard Goats
33 days

Friday, September 8, 2017

Another COMC purchase

I was looking at COMC to buy a Wil Myers Royals card that would look nice with my autographed ball to place in a display case.  However, instead of purchasing that, I bought a whole bunch of cards that I would not normally have the chance to trade for, yet still cost effective (i.e. cheap and unique cards).  This allowed me the opportunity to add some Topps Gold Label, Finest and Topps Tribue cards, among others, to my player collections that I would not normally have the opportunity to buy or trade for.

Cubs stuff:

Royals stuff:

Player collection stuff: