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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).

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

TCDB trade with terrbear5951

I got another trade done with terrbear5951 on TCDB.  I got some PC goodies.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2018 Topps Series 2

I wasn't able to find a blaster box of Series 2, so I had to settle for a hanger box.  Not much to see here.

Base set

Foil card - What has happened to foil cards?  It seems like they are not as plentiful as they used to be in retail packs/boxes.

Iowans in the MLB


Future player collection??



Boy, I sure do miss this guy in KC!


Monday, June 25, 2018

TCDB trade with Petros56

I am behind on my blogging, and trading for that matter.  I think it's great that I get a lot of proposals, but I barely have the time to do what I would like to do with trading.  I'm "trying" to do two a week; I feel that is all the bandwidth I have right now.  This was a trade we got done awhile ago, but, again, just getting around to getting it up on the blog.  I got several cards I needed for the 2016 Topps Wrigley Field insert set.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

This week's mail

This week's mail is exciting because these all happen to be people who I have sent requests to and wrote off my first attempt, and tried again and succeeded!

Juan Gonzalez
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
16 days

Mitch Maier
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Kansas City Royals
15 days

Will Clark
Signed 1/2 (didn't return other card)
Sent c/o San Francisco Giants
66 days

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Weekly TTM's

It's about time some little white envelopes started coming in.  I have been sending out quite a bit of requests lately, and they were coming in at a regular rate, but now, they've slowed way down.  

Brad Brach is currently with the Orioles.  He's their closer, and he was an All Star in 2016.

Brad Brach
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Baltimore Orioles
42 days

This next one was a request from last year.  Corey Spangenberg is currently with the Padres.  He was sent to the minors briefly this year, but currently serves as a bench player for the Padres.

Corey Spangenberg
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
262 days

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Clayton Kershaw

Quite a while back, I saw many fellow TTM'ers getting Clayton Kershaw's autograph.  Someone even commented I should try to get Clayton Kershaw.  Well, I decided to pull the trigger, and I never got anything back.  Over 2 years later, I got my card back, unsigned, with this insert.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Surprise, surprise...a NPN envelope from Topps!!!

This was a pleasant surprise last week...a NPN package from Topps.  I am always pumped when I get these and wondered what it was!  Well, here it is...an it's even one for my PC!!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

COMC spring cleaning, part 2

Part 2, player collections awesomeness.  I'm "trying" to get an autographed card and a relic card of every player and every team they've been on.  Granted, some players won't have those requirements, but almost any modern day player in my PC will, but it will take time!



My first Topps Now card

Player collections