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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).

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Another TCDB trade with sandd0522

Just a simple PWE trade...some Royals for the PC collections!

I have always loved this Moose card!

Monday, March 30, 2020

TCDB trade with royals

I was finally able to back track and complete a trade with royals!

PC collection

I need more 1986 Donruss in my life
I always love camo relics


Mega collections

Fassero for my Ole Miss collection; Rigby for my Royals collection
 Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Mega Collection 217-225

Mega Collection 217-225

  • Wow!  I did not crop this page well!
  • Tough choice on favorite player when you have Joe Mauer, Ozzie Smith, Tony Gwynn and Don Mattingly on the same page!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Joe Mauer
  • Favorite card on the page:  1992 Triple Play Tony Gwynn - I have always loved 1992 Triple Play
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1989 Topps Cecil Espy

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

A little eBay purchase for myself!

I was helping out a fellow Twitterer.  He was selling some cards on eBay because of "rona" and his wife getting laid off.  When I was out shopping his inventory (and I was able to buy something; I'll post later!), I found this beauty on eBay, as well.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Surprisingly, a few PWEs from TTM requests

A few PWE TTM requests back, despite "rona" trying to ruin everything.  Hell, "rona" is ruining everything.  At my hospital, I have taken care of COVID-19 patients and PUIs.  Kansas City has been ok so far, but we are waiting for the influx of patients to happen.  I got one back from Will Smith that I had written off, and one back from this years brief Spring Training.

Will Smith
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Oklahoma City
332 days

Gosuke Katoh
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Marlins ST
30 days

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mega Collection 208-216

Mega collection 208-216

  • This is a page with a lot of "nice play" photos!  Two fo Didi Gregorius!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Tim Raines
  • Favorite card on the page:  2019 Topps Didi Gregorius (I love how he's coming right at you; makes me want to get ready for the throw from right and tag him out at 3rd base!)
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2014 Topps Yellow Dayan Viciedo (traded away and replaced with 2007 Upper Deck Greg Norton #208)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Mega Collection 199-207

Mega collection 199-207

  • First of the 200's!
  • Who didn't have a bunch of 1988 Sam Horn cards?  Prospecting!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Kent Hrbek
  • Favorite card on the page:  2016 Topps Chrome Pink Bryce Harper (I don't care for Bryce Harper as a player, but that's a nice slide!)
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2017 Topps Archives Trea Turner

Sunday, March 22, 2020

2019 Topps Fire

I stumbled into Target because I needed some Opening Day.  I saw a pretty beat-up box of 2019 Topps Fire, and decided to bite.  Not only was it $9, this was one of my better decisions!

The packs

Pack 1
Pack 2
Pack 3
PACK 4!  BOOM!  3/10 I needed an auto card for the PC!  This card is a beauty!
Pack 5
Pack 6
Pack 7
Gold minted
Green 109/199
Gold minted insert

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2020 Opening Day

Finally found Opening Day!  It's funny...I saw the vendor at Walmart, and I asked him if he had any Opening Day, and he said to always come on release day to get some, because it always gets off the shelves quickly.  Little does he know, I DO go every release day, and there is never any new product!

The Packs

Pack 1 - nice fielding play!
Pack 2
Pack 3
Pack 4

WOW!  Pack 5 full of "hits"
Pack 6
Pack 7
Pack 8
Pack 9
Pack 10

Pack 11 - full of Cubbies!
Mascot card x 2
MLB Sticker Preview

Royals and Cubbie
I think Topps overdoes it with ballpark pictures, but maybe I should start a mini-ballpark collection  of Wrigley and Kauffaman Stadiums 
Foil, and of a PC guy!