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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, March 29, 2021

eBay goodness

 I decided (probably not the wisest decision) to try to do a football "rainbow."  I picked T.J. Hockenson, Iowa Hawkeye football alumni, because he's one of my favorite players.  I have listed on my blog's home page the cards I need.  If I can get over 50% of this rainbow completed, I'll probably have to call that a win.  Here's my eBay rainbow additions:

Sunday, March 28, 2021

More Sportslots

 I swear I order cards on Sportslots once a week!  I spend what I would normally be spending on blasters (still haven't found any Topps Series 1 out in the wild).  I'm continue to work on mega collection goals, yet not having any signifiant 2020 or 2021 product, I fear, will hinder trading opportunities once we move, which will be this summer at the latest!  Here's my recent order...

Player collections - went big on some Terry Steinbach cards...I realized there were quite a few I was missing, especially from 1992-on

Football player collections - T.J. Hockenson is my George Kittle since it is hard to get Kittle cards

Set collection needs - I feel like I've been buying a lot of Bowman to get the 2020 set completed, but I feel like I still have a lot left!

Texas A&M baseball alumni

Sunday, March 21, 2021

My first Sportslots box

 If you read my blog, you are well aware of how I've been getting my card "fix" lately.  It's actually been a good way for me to work on some mega collections that have been a little bit difficult to trade for on TCDB.  For example, Sportslots is a great place to get those awesome late 1980's-early 1990's minor league cards.  I decided to do the math, and it seemed like a good financial decision.  However, I don't know that I saved all that much money and I had to wait longer to get my cards.  It's probably just me, but I'd rather pay a little more and get my cards sooner...call me impatient!  LOL  Here is a sampling of my goodies I got:

State of Iowa MLB alumni

Cubs mega collection

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Iowa Hawkeye basketball alumni

Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

UNO hockey alumni

Texas A&M baseball alumni

"Old dudes" player collections

Set collection needs

Royals player collections

Cubs player collections

Player collections

Football player collections

Royals mega collection

Monday, March 1, 2021

A huge Sportslots pick up

With the lack of blasters, hangers, etc. to buy, I'm really hitting websites to help me complete some mega collections, and get some 2020 cards for my player collections.  This was a huge buy, but I'm happy I was able to knock off quite a few needs!

Player collection goodies

Set collections - I'm getting there on 2020 Bowman

Maverick and Lancer hockey alumni

Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Texas A&M baseball alumni

Royals and Cubs mega collections

University of Iowa baseball alumni

Creighton Blue Jay baseball alumni

State of Iowa baseball alumni