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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, March 31, 2019

Another quick Sportslot purchase

I wanted to gt some cards for my mega collections that I have been unable to trade for via TCDB.  I was really looking for football and hockey cards, and I think I did fairly well!  I have been pretty happy with the trades and purchases I've been making lately.  I collect weird mega collections because they make me happy and I learn something, and it has been very rewarding, especially this week!

Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Iowa Hawkeye basketball alumni

UNO Maverick and Omaha Lancer hockey alumni

Set collection cards

Royals mega collection

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Creighton Blue Jay baseball alumni

Iowans in the MLB

Iowa Hawkeye baseball alumni

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A surprise TTM envelope!

I got a couple of PWE full of TTM requests back this week.  One was a huge surprise!  I can't even find on my log sheet when I sent it, but it has to be a long time ago because the forever stamp was a plant, it had my maiden name on it and it was in a large envelope instead of a small one.  If I had to guess, I'd say I sent it in 2012ish.

Jeff Francoeur
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o (maybe) Kansas City Royals
??? days

Steven Wright 
Signed 1/2 (sent the other card back unsigned)
Sent c/o Boston Red Sox
240 days

Thursday, March 28, 2019

2019 Fantasy Baseball

Team Sponge Babe is ready for another season!  Since it's opening day, I thought I would post my draft results and see if I can have a successful season!  I used a different draft strategy this year, so lets see how it worked out for me:

 2019 Team Sponge Babe

First Round - He was on Team Sponge Babe last year
2nd Round
3rd Round - Also on Team Sponge Babe last year

4th Round
5th Round
6th Round

7th Round
8th Round
9th Round - He will be one of my OF, initially
10th Round - Had to get at least an average catcher
11th Round - Another previous Sponge Babe team member
12th Round
13th Round
14th Round - Will start the season injured, but I think I can afford to keep him benched for a couple of weeks
15th Round - Hopefully an underrated OF pick-up; will start season on the IL
16th Round - spot starter
17th Round
18th Round - hopefully a great pick-up at this spot in the draft
19th Round - Per my projections, he should have been a Top 25 player; hopefully a HUGE steal!
20th Round
21st Round - The day after I drafted him, he had surgery that will keep him our for awhile; I dropped him and picked up....
Low risk, high reward...hopefully!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A lot of PWE's this week!!

Several TTM envelopes back this week.  Two of them from this year's spring training!

Ben Gamel spent last year between the Mariners and their AAA club.  He was traded to the Brewers in the off season.

Ben Gamel
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Seattle Mariners
241 days

Billy McKinney bounced back and forth between the minors and the Yankees last year before being traded at the trade deadline to the Blue Jays.  He spent the rest of the year between Toronto and their AAA club.

Billy McKinney
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Blue Jays ST
18 days

Cy Sneed was drafted my the Brewers, but traded to Houston after the 2015 season.  He is a non-roster invitee to Spring Training with the Astros this spring.

Cy Sneed
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Astros ST
18 days

Monday, March 18, 2019

TCDB trade with volsaunders

Another new trading partner, volsaunders.  A few Cubs for the mega collection!



Royals mega collection