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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).

Monday, August 31, 2020

Mega Collection 613-621

Mega Collection 613-621

  • As I've moved through this mega collection, I think 1988 Topps is underrated
  • I love the yellow and black batting helmets of the Pirates on the 1986 Topps card
  • Favorite player on the page:  Paul Goldschmidt
  • Favorite card on the page:  1988 Topps Mike Dunn
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2017 Heritage Dan Vogelbach

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mega Collection 604-612

Mega Collection 604-612

  • The 600's already!
  • I have a special place for Mark Trumbo...he was the guy I cheered for in the HRD at the 2012 All Star Game in KC!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Mark Trumbo
  • Favorite card on the page:  1988 Topps Keith Hernandez
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2017 Heritage Mark Canha

Monday, August 24, 2020

Mega Collection 595-603

Mega Collection 595-603

  • I love this page!  This has quite a few sentimental cards and players on it!
  • I think this might be my only 1984 Donruss card.
  • Favorite player on the page:  Keith Hernandez
  • Favorite card on the page:  1989 Score Gregg Jefferies
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2016 Topps Kris Davis (I don't like this card...it is either a bad photo of the uniform or photoshopped)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Mega Collection 586-594

Mega Collection 586-594

  • This seems like a random page of players and cards
  • Favorite player on the page:  Paul Molitor
  • Favorite card on the page:  1990 Score John Olerud
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2007 Upper Deck Daisuke Matsuzaka

Monday, August 17, 2020

Mega Collection 577-585

Mega Collection 577-585

  • Quite a few favorite players on this page...tough decision!
  • I loved the "Idols" from Pinnacle...I really miss Pinnacle with logos!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Gary Carter
  • Favorite card on the page:  1988 Topps Mark McGwire
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1988 Topps Steve Trout

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Mega Collection 568-576

Mega Collection 568-576

  • The Walmart blue boarders look great with teams like the Nationals
  • Prospecting with Shawn Abner!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Shawn Abner
  • Favorite card on the page:  1992 Stadium Club Tino Martinez
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   1990 CMC Doug Baker

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

TCDB trade with engine614

Another quick PWE trade, and I got A LOT of stuff for my set collections!

Iowa Hawkeye baseball alumni

Texas A&M baseball alumni

2017 Topps insert set needs

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Cubs mega collection (now I need one for my Royals mega collection!)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

TCDB trade with bwill305

Another small but satisfying trade on TCDB.  AsI've stated in recent posts, it was hard to do my hobby these last couple of months, but I knew I had to get back into it, and I'm glad I made myself because it allows me to look forward to something!  This trade was with bwill305, who I believe I've done at least another trade with him in the past.

This first card was the big fish of the PWE for me; I needed it for my 2017 Topps Salute set.

Player collections

Monday, August 10, 2020

Mega Collection 559-567

Mega Collection 559-567

  • Stadium Club is just a great product!
  • I wish the Marlins would have left their color scheme black, white and teal.  I haven't liked their uniforms since.
  • Favorite player on the page:  Jim Lindeman
  • Favorite card on the page:  1993 Score Eric Wedge
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2018 Topps Yasmany Tomas

Sunday, August 9, 2020

TCDB trade with suomibear8

Another quick PWE trade.  I got a bunch of stuff I needed for my franken-sets!

UNO Maverick hockey alumni

State of Iowa MLB alumni

Token player collection card

Set need

Omaha Lancer hockey alumni

Saturday, August 8, 2020

A quick visit to the LCS

I wanted to pick up some One Touches to put my autographed relic football cards from former Hawkeyes in.  They are just too big for a 9-sheet page.  Amazon appears to be sold out or doesn't sell just one of the different sizes I need.  Luckily, the LCS had some, however, I can NEVER make it out of there with what I went there for...isn't that the story for all of us I'm sure!

Player collection goodies

I also bought a couple of packs of 2020 Pro Debut

I certainly couldn't leave the shop without my boy, George!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Zach Lee

A nice surprise back from Spring Training.  I only sent 10 out, but with the pandemic, I didn't anticipate getting any of them back.  This one is back from the A's spring training.

Zach Lee
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o A's ST
165 days

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Mega Collection 550-558

Mega Collection 550-558

  • This will be hard to pick a favorite player and favorite card.  Early 1990's Topps had really good photos.  
  • I love the Pirates uni on the Rick Rhoden card!
  • Favorite player on the page:  Terry Steinbach
  • Favorite card on the page:  1994 Topps Matt Williams
  • Card most likely to get bumped:   2015 Topps Gold Grady Sizemore

Wednesday, August 5, 2020


I ordered some cards off of COMC for my birthday in April, however, it took quite a while to get them due to COVID.  COMC had not updated my shipping order since April, so when the dates came and went when it should have been shipped and receive, I reached out.  They got back to me quickly, and it took about another 10 days to get my order.  I'm disappointed that it took me contacting them to get my order.  It makes me wonder how long it would have taken had I not reached out to them.  Anyway, here's a sampling of what I purchased:

Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Other autographs and relics

Royals (loaded up on the rookies!)

Player collections


Set collection needs

Omaha Lancer and UNO Maverick hockey alumni