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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, May 28, 2020

Mega Collection 370-378

Mega Collection 370-378

  • Only one modern day card on this page
  • Favorite player on the page:  Gregg Jefferies
  • Favorite card on the page:  1986 Topps Bruce Bochte
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2018 Heritage Austin Hedges

Monday, May 25, 2020

Mega Collection 361-369

Mega Collection 361-369

  • Greg Maddux was just SO GOOD!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Greg Maddux
  • Favorite card on the page:  1992 Pinnacle Hensley Meulens
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2008 Upper Deck Jorge Cantu

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Happy Birthday to me, Part 1

My birthday was back in April, but with everything going on, my husband said my present will be delayed.  I expected this and quite frankly, I didn't care what it was or that I was getting one at all with my mind on the ever-changing environment at the hospital.  Plus, we were able to get some Jack Stack BBQ curbside, so I thought that was a great present in itself.  Then, yesterday happened.  He said my gift had arrived, and it was this...

Whoa!  TOTALLY wasn't expecting it at all; quite shocked really.  The next decision was do I open it or sell it?  With the crazy prices on cards these days, especially with this release of Bowman, I wasn't sure what to do.  I could have just held on to it and take some time to make a decision, however, I don't do well with cards that just sit unopened...that's why I never have any unopened packs or boxes!

So...I decided to open it.  My rationale was he had bought me a Bowman Draft hobby box back in 2011, and in that box I got the Christan Yelich chrome auto that I sold for $400 on eBay.  Hopefully, I can turn another profit, if I want to.

First card

Pack 1
Pack 2...there he is...Mr. Dominguez
Pack 3
Pack 4
Pack 5...my first Adley and Aquino cards
Pack 6....the Chrome Mr. Dominguez!
Pack 7
Pack 8
Pack 9
Pack 10...my first Franco card
Pack 11
Pack 12
Now, onto the other goodies, like Cubbies and Royals, inserts and the 3 autographs!


I really like these inserts!



Whoop!  There it is!  Bobby Witt, Jr!

The only PC player that isn't a Cub or Royal

Ole Miss baseball Alumni


Finally, the 3 autographs...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mega Collection 352-360

Mega Collection 352-360

  • I said it once, and I'll say it again...early 90's Upper Deck was just awesome!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Alan Trammell
  • Favorite card on the page:  1990 Upper Deck Andres Galarraga
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2017 Heritage Mark Reynolds

Monday, May 18, 2020

Mega Collection 343-351

Mega Collection 343-351

  • I was very careful to make sure I included *some* team cards, but it seems like I have a lot in the mega collection
  • I really liked (and still do) the look of 1988 Fleer, as well as 1991 Topps
  • Favorite player on the page:  Keith Hernandez
  • Favorite card on the page:  1987 Topps Keith Hernandez
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2017 Topps Kevin Gausman

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Kyle Hendricks

This was a nice surprise as I had written it off a long time ago!  I'm glad players are signing despite the pandemic.  I'm a little bummed with the smudged signature on the Topps, but he's a Cubbie, so I'll deal with it!

Kyle Hendricks
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chicago Cubs
982 days

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Mega Collection 334-342

Mega Collection 334-342

  • I just don't like the league leaders cards that Topps has been using the last couple of years
  • Early 1990's Upper Deck was great!  Especially 1992 & 1993...I love this Tom Glavine card!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Paul Molitor
  • Favorite card on the page:  2010 Topps Jose Reyes
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   I love Pat Neshek, but I don't like 2015 Heritage

Monday, May 11, 2020

Mega Collection 325-333

Mega Collection 325-333

  • A very well rounded page!
  • The Kevin Gross card was one of the first "older" cards I owned
  • Even though I don't like the Cardinals, I love those old uniforms they wear
  • Favorite player on the page:  Matt Holliday
  • Favorite card on the page:  1993 Pinnacle Scott Cooper
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2014 Topps Gold Trevor Plouffe

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mega Collection 316-324

Mega Collection 316-324

  • This is another nice page!
  • Favorite player on the page:  John Franco...I wanted to say Rafael Palmeiro, but only when he was with the Cubs, buuuutttt, you know...
  • Favorite card on the page:  1989 Topps Walt Weiss
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1988 Topps Tom Nieto

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Paulo Orlando

A few old TTM requests that I had previously written off have trickled back in during the last month or so.  This one was a great one to get back; Paulo Orlando was a Royals fan favorite (or at least I thought so) during his time in KC.

Paulo Orlando
Signed 1/2 (didn't return the second card)
Sent c/o Omaha Storm Chasers
695 days

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mega Collection 307-315

Mega Collection 307-315

  • This is a great page...old White Sox and Marlins uniforms!
  • My first (and probably only) "Turn Back the Clock" card in the set.  I wish Topps would put these in Archives, along with Record Breakers, and not sell online.
  • Favorite player on the page:  Mitch Williams
  • Favorite card on the page:  1987 Donruss Todd Worrell
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2016 Topps Brian Dozier

Sunday, May 3, 2020

2020 Gypsy Queen

It's been a rough month plus dealing with everything COVID-19.  I have worked every week on COVID-19 units, as well as work on the emergency team.  It's a little nerve racking because when you respond to a "difficulty breathing" emergency, you have to be cautious because the patient may have just not tested positive-yet.

I went to Target a couple of days ago, and I was horrified with what I saw.  People were not social distancing, and not wearing masks.  I know not everyone has the ability to have a mask, but wearing any kind of mask or covering reduces the risk of transmission immensely.  There were too many people in the store and not enough social distancing.  I am scared with what will come when Missouri and Kansas start to reopen; that store looked like it was already reopen.

I was there because I had a few items I had to get, and I had not been out to get anything in quite a while because I was pretty prepared before this all went down.  While I was at Target, I decided to pick up my first Gypsy Queen of the season.  I loved last years design, and while I approve of this years design, I still like last year better.  I do like the fact they colorized the team logo on the back of the card.  I didn't get anything exciting, unfortunately, so I guess I have a lot of trade bait.

The packs

Pack 1

Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6

Pack 7

Green Insert cards

Other cards