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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, September 28, 2018

2018 Heritage High Number

I was, again, excited for new product, however, it was hard to find it.  2018 Heritage High Number is, well...bleh.  The design is ok, but there are not a bunch of cards on the checklist that I will want or need.  I bought a blaster box and will obviously have a lot of product for trade.  I hope I can get my hands on some Bowman Chrome!

The packs

Pack 1

Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6

Pack 7

Pack 8



Collection goodies

Cubs mega collection

Player collection

Iowans in the MLB

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The PWE envelopes this week!

It's an exciting time of year, when my TTM envelopes are coming back in waves, probably secondary to players signing their mail before the end of the season.  

Bill Landrum is a former pitcher, mostly known for pitching for the Pirates.  He spent 1988 with the Cubs, but did not have a card made.  

Bill Landrum
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
15 days

Dan Straily was with the Marlins this year.  He has a 5-6 record, with a 4.12 ERA in 23 games.

Dan Straily
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Marlines
52 days

This return from Michael Cuddyer is sweet!  The scanned picture doesn't do it justice, but it looks nice on this 2013 Topps Chrome card.

Michael Cuddyer
Signed 1/2 (didn't return second card)
Sent c/o Home address
158 days

Finally, two cards back from Twins prospect Tyler Jay.  He's #22 on the Twins top 30 prospect list.  He spent the year at Chattanooga, the Twins AA team.

Tyler Jay
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chattanooga Lookouts
139 days

Sunday, September 16, 2018

An abundance of PWEs this week!!

A grand total of 5 TTM PWE envelopes this week!  Since I had increased my TTM requests this baseball season, I haven't gotten a whole bunch of them back.  If you look at my Goals/Stats tab, I expect by the end of the year, my percentages will go down dramatically, but that's the challenge and fun of it all, right?

The first one is from Marlins prospect Trevor Rogers.  He finished the season at Greensboro, with a 2-7 record and a 5.82 ERA.  He's the #10 prospect in the Marlins Top 30.

Trevor Rogers
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Greensboro Grasshoppers
87 days

Next is from former Twins prospect, Adam Walker.  He signed with the Nationals this season, and spent the year at Harrisburg.  He hit 4 HRs, 17 RBIs, and hit for a .200 average in 41 games for the Senators.

Adam Walker
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Harrisburg Senators
54 days

Aaron Altherr is a great TTM signer.  He's currently finishing the season with the Phillies, where he's hitting .185, with 8 HRs and 38 RBIs in 95 games.

Aaron Altherr
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Philadelphia Phillies
66 days

Finally, a return from an MiLB manager, Mike Rabelo.  He's the manager of the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Class A Advanced team of the Detroit Tigers.  They finished 36-27 this year.  I sent two 2006 Topps cards; Mr. Rabelo had two different cards in the set, however, he only returned one card.

Mike Rabelo
Signed 1/2 (didn't return second card)
Sent c/o Lakeland Flying Tigers
86 days

I did get a TTM request returned, from Rochester.  I sent a request to Taylor Mother, but he was released by Rochester before my envelope made it there.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Another NPN!

I got a nice surprise this week...a NPN envelope from Topps!  The surprise is, which Topps produce is it?  Well, this is my first Bowman NPN!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

TCDB trade with LaLoosh

As you've probably noticed, I have finally gotten around to scanning and posting my most recent trades from TCDB.  I'll tell you, TCDB has been a blessing.  I know Zistle still exists, but I just love having the ability to trade with other collectors.  The cards below are from another trade with LaLoosh.

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Player collection needs


2018 Allen & Ginter

This is a weird...I still want to see him in Royal blue!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

TCDB trade with bubbasums

Pretty nice trade with bubbasums.  I got several cards that will help with me with various set collections.  Maybe I will get one done before the end of the year!

Set collections

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Gypsy Queen white frames

Jersey cards!




Player collections