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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, December 31, 2018

Top 5 TTM's of 2018

Here are my Top 5 TTM's of 2018.

5.  Michael Cuddyer - I had tried to get him when he was with the Rockies, but I had gotten it back.  I sent this to his home address and was successful!

4.  Raisel Iglesias - I had always liked this Panini card.  The scan is not very good, but it looks great in person!

3.  Mitch Maier -  A nice addition to my Royals TTM.  This was my second attempt.

2.  Mike Montgomery -  Best of both worlds here, Royals cards signed by a Cubs player!

1.  Will Clark -  My second attempt at Will The Thrill was a success!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Top 5 "hits" of 2018

Here are my Top 5 "hits" of the year!

5.  Max Fried, 2018 Topps Chrome Auto.  I bought a pack of Chrome Hobby at my LCS.  This is a hit because I don't get that many autographs through packs.

4.  Dominic Smith, 2018 Topps Fire.  I bought a Blaster Box at Target.  This is a hit for me because I really like the look of the card!

3.  Javier Baez, 2018 Topps Chrome Mega Box Pink Refractor.  I bought a blaster box at Walmart.  This was a hit for me because it's a Cubs PC and it's a colored card!

2.  Khalil Lee, 2018 Topps Pro Debut Green.  I bought a hobby pack at my LCS.  Lee is a rookie in the Royals system.

1.  Mookie Betts, 2018 Topps Tribute Relic.  I bought this at my LCS.  

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Top 5 cards I bought in 2018

I really got some good stuff this year.  Quite a bit of "firsts" for me and my collection!

5.  Starlin Castro - I really wanted this card because he was one of the Cubs' representatives at the 2012 All Star Game here in KC.  I bought this off of COMC.

4.  Kris Bryant - As he's gotten better, this card continued to increase in price.  I need two, one for my set and one for my PC.  I bought this off of eBay. 

3.  Ryne Sandberg - This is my first Living Set purchase.  I bought this from Topps.

2.  Eric Hosmer - I bought this off of eBay, as well.  This is my first printing plate.

1.  Jackie Kennedy - I didn't even know this type of card exsisted until I saw it on COMC.  However, the price was right for me on eBay and not COMC.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Top 5 cards I traded for in 2018

This list is probably not what you think it is, but most of these cards are not cards I was aiming to get via trade on TCDB, which makes it all the sweeter!

5.  Hunter Dozier - acquired via trade from traderjack.  I didn't know that Stadium Club made Chrome cards, and this was my first one.  This scan doesn't do it justice, but it's a sharp looking card!

4.  2018 Topps Pink Royals team card - I don't have many of these numbered Topps cards in my collections, but this one is in my Salvy player collection.  I got this from dsorek.

3.  Willie Wilson -  I just got this from belijr.  It's a nice surprise and an awesome addition to my Royals autograph collection.

2.  Javier Baez - I needed this for my player collection token relic card.  I got this from bubbasums.

1.  Raul Mondesi, Jr. - There are not many autographed cards of him out there, so that's why this one is huge!  I got this from minibbcards.

Monday, December 24, 2018

COMC Black Friday Sale

It seemed like I had to wait forever for my COMC Black Friday order to arrive!  

Player collection goodies

Royals player collections

Cubbies player collection

Die Cuts

Set needs

Player collection relic and autograph needs


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