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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, January 10, 2022

2021 Elite Extra Edition

 I always love these blaster boxes; there were only 2 left, and I just snagged one.  I was hesitant to grab the other at an *almost* price tag of $30.  Hindsight, I wish I would have snagged it.  Here are the 5 cards I got; I think I did well.  I always seem to pull something great from these blaster boxes.

Base card

Pink parallel 

My 1 of 2 auto or relic

My 2nd auto or relic

This card is beautiful in person!

Sunday, January 9, 2022

2021 Topps Gallery

There were several boxes of 2021 Topps Gallery at my local big box store.  I, of course, just couldn't help myself.  Upon opening, I will say that this is a great design for this set.  I like the design better than the last couple of years.  Please don't judge my scanning and cropping skills!  These cards are NOT that off center.  Here's what I got:

First card...ouch!  I didn't need to see him in a Yankee uni!  😞

Pack 2

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6 - It's still weird to see him in a Cardinals uni

Pack 7

Player collections

Cubs and Royals


Tuesday, January 4, 2022

COMC Black Friday

 Well, I'm back on board with COMC, for now.  They were able to get my order to me the Monday before Christmas, so I'll take that as a win.  I was able to get a lot of needs met, especially with my goal of trying to get a relic and auto cards of all my PC guys with all the teams they are or have been with.

First off, my PC guys

I'm going to get a few Ed Howard cards, since I hardly have any current Cubs to collect.

I just love this insert set.  I'd like to try to collect the whole thing, but I have more pressing needs

If anyone has any Cole Stobbe cards, I'll trade for them!

Snagged both of them!

I had a relic, but I needed the auto

If anyone has any Cooper Johnson cards, I'll trade for them!

Mega collections

Cubs mega collection

Royals mega collection

UNO Hockey alumni

Iowa Hawkeye baseball alumni

State of Iowa MLB alumni

My small but growing Presidential collection

Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Set needs

I have been trying to trade for the Reyes, but I finally just bought it.

Monday, January 3, 2022

2021 Top 5 Things I Bought

 I spent most of 2021 buying cards off of COMC, eBay and Sportslots because there was no product in the stores.  It's actually a good problem because now I'm shifting my money to what I need versus *maybe* getting something I need.

5.  Needed this one for my Royals mega collection.  Not many Royals cards of him.

4.  Needed this one for my Iowa Hawkeye football alumni collection.  Again, not many cards with him as a Patriot.

3.  My only Project70 purchase.  

2.  I have bought a lot of Hockenson cards this year, especially relics.  I love the blue boarder with the Lions blue team colors.

1.  I bought the matching Hockenson card from this set to match the Fact card I have, too.  Now I need to display them somewhere!