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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).

Saturday, February 26, 2022

2022 Topps Series 1 hobby box

 I got a slightly delayed Valentine's Day gift...a box of 2022 Topps Series 1 hobby box!  It was a great surprise, although I'm not sure how to proceed with it.  I am missing just a handful of cards to complete series 1; do I try to complete the set, or use it for trade bait?  It seems like all the "hot" player cards are in series 1.  I put a Twitter poll up, but no one responded, so I'm unsure of what to do.  I might try a poll on this blog to see what people think.  

First card of 2022

Favorite base cards

Player collection needs

Seeing this will never get easy

Mega collections


Iowa Hawkeye baseball alumni

Some of the "hits"

Catchers - there are some really get catcher cards in Series 1


Is this a Topps set or Bowman?  Don't get me wrong, I love green cards, but I feel like this is a Bowman thing.

My hobby box autograph

I like the "welcome to the show" set, but I wish it was more exciting.  I do love the "pick the game" cards.

Love this set!

1987 Topps again?!  I love 1987 Topps, so I guess I'll have to collect it, even though we just did this in 2017.

I like this set, too...reminds me a little of 1993 Leaf

The "flashiest feet" remind me of Triple Play back in the day.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sportlots was calling my name!

 I did my yearly review of my mega collections, and added any cards I needed for the year.  After I did that, I felt like I was way behind.  I might have not done this in 2020 very well, so I found quite a few holes that I needed.  Sportslots seems to be my go to to help fill holes.  I'll also use TCDB to help fill holes, but I'm currently not trading because I just have too much life going on and I was getting overwhelmed with trade requests.  

College MLB alumni

Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Dan McGwire started at Iowa before transferring

Hockey mega collections


Player collections


Royals and Cubs mega collections