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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, April 30, 2022

New mega collections

 I have decided to do a few more mega collections.  These are of local teams, including Iowa Western CC baseball and Creighton basketball.  I decided to hit up Sportslots to help fill my initial needs.  I don't have many basketball cards to trade, so I worried that it would be hard to come across the basketball cards.  One of my favorite things about Sportslots is filling the order with PC cards!

Creighton basketball alumni

Iowa Western CC baseball alumni

PC cards

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Monthly card show update

 Ah, the monthly card show fell on my birthday this year!  What a great gift!  😀  My usual "dealer by the door" was there, and with new stuff to boot!  While sorting his boxes, he had a Kris Bryant auto on the table, and because I need a Cubs auto of Bryant, I decided to ask what it would cost.  I'll just say I got a great deal (as always from this guy) on a 1/5 Kris Bryant Cubs auto.  It's a sticker auto, but I'm ok with that.

Cards with clothing

Dealer by the door always has football cards for me to buy

Ah, 1987 Topps strikes again!  I'm going to try to put together the 2022 Topps insert set.

Player collection goodies

Friday, April 15, 2022

2022 Heritage

I wasn't big on this year's Heritage design.  I've seen it before in Archives.  However, once I got some in my hand, I felt a little different.  I love the feel of Heritage every year.  I like the action designs, however,  I hate the head shots (too close to their face).  I was not overly impressed with what I got in my blaster box, either.

Pack 1

Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6

Pack 7

Pack 8


Cubs and Royals

Best of the "hits"

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Another Sportslots order

 I have to rely on Sportslots because I just don't have the time to do trade on TCDB.  I'd love to open it up for trades again, but I get so many offers I just can't keep up.  😟  Plus, the bonus of Sportslots is I can get the hard to find cards I need for my mega collections.  I have also used it as an opportunity to increase my football player collections.

Iowa Hawkeye football alumni

Omaha Lancer hockey alumni

Baseball mega collection goodies

Ole Miss baseball alumni

Chad Fox Cubs mega collection

Iowa Hawkeye baseball alumni

MLBer from Iowa

Texas A&M baseball alumni

Texas A&M baseball alumni

Texas A&M baseball alumni

Tim Costo player collection - I got so many of these, I'm very close to having 1 of every card of him.  Why Tim Costo?  He's a Iowa Hawkeye baseball alumni!

I fill in the rest of my Sportslots orders with cards for my player collections.