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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).



Sunday, December 4, 2022

Blake Hunt

 I had forgotten I sent this card to the AFL this year.  Nice to have it back!

Blake Hunt
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Mesa Solar Sox
53 days



Saturday, December 3, 2022

2022 Allen & Ginter

 I feel like the release of Allen & Ginter after the season (among other products like Stadium Club, etc.) are starting to wear on me.  The players who are traded or sign somewhere else could possibly be in a uniform from two teams ago.  I wonder if the release dates/details will change at Fanatics?  Anyway, nothing fancy from this blaster box I picked up.


First card/pack 1


Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6

Pack 7

Pack 8

Token PC card from the blaster box

Minis



SPs


Inserts

This is probably my favorite insert set this year





Sunday, November 20, 2022

Zach Daniels

 A TTM back from this summer.  I actually traded or bought this card thinking he was an Iowa Hawkeye alumni, but I got the wrong Zach Daniels!   

Zach Daniels
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Ashville Tourists
132 days


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Trying to do a rainbow

I had added this to my watch list on eBay and the buyer made an offer I couldn't refuse.  Next day, Hock was traded to the Vikings!  I think there might be one more I can get to complete this rainbow as much as I can.



Monday, November 7, 2022

Monthly Card Show

I was eagerly looking forward to the monthly card show.  My favorite dealer had a ton of quarter boxes I didn't get the chance to look through last time, so I was prepared to spend all day at his table.  I walk in, and the boxes were there, but he sold them as a lot to a buyer!  I was bummed out, but that made me go look at some other tables and boxes.  

Picked up a lot of football today





Got to pick up some singles from sets that I'd never get the chance to buy boxes or packs of






Collecting this insert set

10 cent box!  These were awesome to open up.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Oh no! My kryptonite...1987 Topps!

 I was surprised to see 2022 Topps Archives blasters out, but then again, it was on 2022 Topps Update release day.  🤷  I decided to pick a box from the back to see if I could get lucky.


First card


Gosh darn it, I guess I'll have to collect these 100 cards.



Token catcher card

Player collection cards



Inserts

Clemens is sky blue parallel

I'll have to try to collect this insert set, too

Foil

Saturday, October 29, 2022

I need 7 more!

I bought this off of eBay a couple of weeks ago.  I know I'll never build the "rainbow," but I'd love to get a total of 20 of these to display in my good 'ole frame from Michaels.  If you can help a gal out, please see my tab titled "Sets I'm Trying To Complete."


 

Sunday, October 9, 2022

2022 Topps Fire

I wasn't in love with the design this year, but now that I have them in hand, I do like them.  I feel like Topps Fire is a lot like Topps Lineage (which by the way, I wish they'd bring back); it's nice to look at a different design and picture other than the same picture that Topps uses in all their sets for the year.

Base cards.  I really like the bottom design.

Royals PC

Hits

Cubs PC

Colors



Got an autograph!
Inserts