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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).

Friday, March 30, 2018

2018 Heritage

I was also able to snag some 2018 Heritage when I got my 2018 GQ.  Again, the design is cool because it's old, and I just love the feel of those cards in my hand!  Unlike my GQ blaster box, this one was not as exciting.  Again, my iPhone scan app did not do me justice.

pack 1
pack 2
pack 3
pack 4
pack 5
pack 6
pack 7
pack 8
Other base set cards


Player collection

Token Cubs card

Royals cards


Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Gypsy Queen

Since I have been pretty immobile, I have been crazy to purchase new product.  This year's GQ design didn't spark my interest, much like 2018 Topps flagship.  However, once I had it in my hand, boy, do those cards feel good!  I feel like it's some of the best photos GQ has ever used.  I have yet to put together a set of GQ, but I don't know that this set is the place to start.  Plus, I've got too many uncompleted sets to start a new one right now.  I bought a blaster box, and here's what I got (sorry the scans are terrible...it was from a iPhone scan app.

The packs:

pack 1

pack 2

pack 3

pack 4

pack 5

pack 6

The box contained a extra pack of parallel cards, which are the missing backplate cards.

Bazooka back

Luis Castillo from the Reds



Token player collection card

Catchers!  This is what really caught my eye with the photos and more catchers in their catching gear!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hosmer PINK!

I just might be crazy, but somehow, I think I'd like to put together my first "rainbow" set of cards.  I have chosen Eric Hosmer and 2016 Topps Chrome.  Through COMC purchases, I have acquired almost all of the fairly easy card to obtain, but the pink and purple are quite pricy on COMC.  So, I ventured to eBay.  I picked up this beauty for $1.00 with free shipping!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Josh Naylor

A TTM back from the AFL!  Josh Naylor was originally with the Marlins, but was traded to the Padres in 2016 in the Andrew Cashner trade.  He was a 2016 & 2017 Futures game participant and named to the all-AFL team in 2017.  The Padres did invite Naylor as a non-roster invitee to spring training, where he hit .211 with 1 HR.

Josh Naylor
Signed 1/2
Sent c/o Peoria Javelinas
164 days

Monday, March 26, 2018

Dusty Coleman

Dusty Coleman is a former Royal, but is currently with the Padres in Spring Training.  He received a non-roster invite.  He spring training stats are nothing to write home about, with an a batting average of .118, HR 2, and 3 SB.  I wonder if Rey Navarro signs TTM?

Dusty Coleman
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Padres ST
26 days

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Yeudy Garcia

Another Spring Training TTM return, from Pirates rookie Yeudy Garcia.  He is a non-roster invitee to Spring Training, pitching in 4 games and has a 2.70 ERA.

Yeudy Garcia
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Pirates ST
26 days

Friday, March 23, 2018

Valentine's day goodies from COMC, part 2

Here's the fun stuff.  Since this was a "present," I followed my COMC rules and got some cards that I wouldn't normally buy or would have the chance to buy.


2017 Topps Silver Packs


Die cuts

 Eric Hosmer player collection

Green cards

Red cards

Black card

Gold Sparkle

Blue cards

Camo card

Atomic Refractor - my first one!

Chrome Blue Sapphire - first ones!

Summit Nth degree

Chrome Japan Refractor -  also my first one!

Archives Snapshots - my first one!

Topps Marquee - I really like these cards!

Platinum team sets

Cubs player collections

Royals player collections

Player collections

Royals player collections