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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).

Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Bowman Platinum

I always get excited for the mid-season...the All Star Game and better baseball card products are released!!  I have scooped up some Stadium Club, and now Bowman Platinum.  I will say the black background really makes the pictures "pop."

Pack 1

Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6

Pack 7


Ice parallels

Saturday, July 14, 2018

This week's PWE's

Two PWE's back this week.  My ratio is this year is not very good, but it's getting better...five out this week, two back in.

Larry Walker
Signed 1/2 (didn't return second card)
Sent c/o Home address
88 days

Sean Gilmartin
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Memphis Redbirds
95 days

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Weekly TTMs

Two PWE's back this week.  I'm disappointed, but I'd really be disappointed if there were none!  I'm a little bummed about the smudge on the 2013 Bowman!

Adeiny Hechavarria
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
15 days

Mark Whiten
Signed 1/2 (didn't return second card)
Sent c/o Home address
54 days

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

TCDB trade with tsch67

I've been trying to get back into the swing of things on TCDB as far as trades are concerned.  I've been spending a lot of time entering my whole collection into TCDB, and I think I might almost be done!  I have also been buying shelving and storage this month, and will be revamping the storage portion of my collection.  When I'm done, I'll post pictures!  In the mean time, I got a trade done with trade partner tsch67.




Player collections

The David Wright Xponential is my favorite card of the whole trade!

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

TCDB trade with ntlwhlr

ntlwhlr is a HUGE Brewers fan!  I love doing trades because I can trade all of my Brewers stuff to him!  I received lots of goodies in return!



Boy, sure do miss this guy in KC!

The Salvy Before Opening Day is my favorite card in the trade!

Player collections

Iowan in the MLB

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Monday, July 9, 2018

TCDB trade with tjhorak

Another trade with trade partner tjhorak.  A small PWE trade, but lots of good stuff here.

Ole Miss baseball alumni

I'll take this as "good enough" for the Ole Miss collection, but I'd rather have a card that doesn't say Diamondbacks and have him as an Oriole

Finally, one from the 2012 All Star Game.  I have a small collection going of cards from the game with players in the All Star Uniforms.

This is also my favorite card of the trade!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Will Craig

My token TTM from last week, courtesy of MiLB.  Will Craig is a first basemen in the Pirates system.  He's currently at Double-A Altoona Curve, hitting .251 with 12 HRs.

Will Craig
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Altoona Curve
25 days

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

2018 Stadium Club

New product alert!!!  Since the availability of product I usually purchase has been pretty bare this year, when I saw the new Stadium Club, I grabbed it!!  Not a bad blaster box...lots of great stuff in Stadium Club...love the photos!  It's always nice to not see the same photo used over and over again!

The packs

First card - not too bad!

2nd pack

3rd pack

4th pack

5th pack

6th pack

7th pack

8th pack

Inserts and parallels


Never Compromise

Power Zone

Special Forces - my favorite insert set

Red Parallel

Sepia Parallel