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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).

Thursday, April 25, 2019

I think I've gone crazy...

When I started to collect again several years ago, I decided I was in a financial place to try to put a set together on my own, via buying, trading, eBay, COMC, etc.  I have now decided to try to get at least one complete set of cards like Heritage, Opening Day, etc.  This year's project is Gypsy Queen!  I bought a hobby box at a new LCS near my house.  Here's what I got:

Token SP
Personal collection goodies


Other stuff

Logo swap

Cody Bellinger Bazooka back

Missing Nameplate

Chrome insert pack - These are nice looking cards...even got a Indigo one!

Last, but not least...a huge hit!  My second ever 1/1!!!

Black autographed mini

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A quick trip to my local LCS

I was "down south" the other day, and decided I had a little time to hit up my favorite LCS.  I was looking for some Bowman since it was just released, and also ended up with some other goodies!

This is one of my "white whales" from my youth...I couldn't find it for trade or a good price on COMC, so I went to see how much it was at the LCS, and I jumped.

2019 Bowman jumbo pack




Chrome Prospect
Bowman Inserts

2018 Heritage Minors - One day I might try to put a set of Heritage Minors together.

Royals prospect

Possible TTM targets

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2019 Topps Opening Day

2019 Opening Day...not much to write home about here.  I bought a hanger pack, but got some good trading cards.

First card

Other notable cards...great pictures!


Collection goodies



At least this is a better photoshop than his Heritage card!

Monday, April 22, 2019

This week's TTM's

I got two envelopes back this week, and one was from a current Royal!

Jake Junis
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Kansas City Royals
11 days

Beau Allred
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
12 days

Saturday, April 6, 2019

TCDB trade with Jazzleader

A small trade with Jazzleader.  Another trade involving a bunch of 2019 needs!


Player collection goodies

Friday, April 5, 2019

TCDB trade with Hilochef

Another trade with Hilochef from Hawaii!  A bunch of 2019 cards that I need!

Cubs and Royals


Other player collection needs

Cards to send out for TTM requests