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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).

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

TCDB trade with abendermsu

A quick, but very worthwhile trade with abendermsu.  He was able to hook me up with quite a few cards I need for sets I'm trying to put together.  One day (I hope), I'll have these things done!

My favorite card of the trade is the Edgar Martinez.  Glad to see him in some recent sets.

A sampling of the 2022 Topps I got

A need for my Cubs mega-660 collection

Monday, February 27, 2023

TCDB trade with calangels

First TCDB trade with Tom from The Angels, In Order.  I've known Tom for quite awhile now through our blogs.  We were able to do a quick PWE trade.

I never had the chance to college all these Fleer inserts when I was a kid; they just weren't available in my area.

My favorite  card of the trade.  I've been on a whim where all the cards that were "IT" cards when I was growing up but couldn't afford or obtain.

This one is for my Andre Dawson HR binder

Cubs mega-660 collection binder

"17" collection

More unobtainable cards during my youth

Sunday, February 26, 2023

TCDB trade with IowaStateBison

I reached out to a new trade partner, IowaStateBison.  He had a card I wanted to try for a TTM, and I filled in the PWE trade with some PC goodies!

This was my favorite card of the trade.  I try to collect everything 2012 ASG.

Late 80's Topps Traded; I couldn't help myself

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

TCDB trade with catchrking

A quick PWE trade with catchrking!  Got a few Stadium Club PC needs.

My favorite card of the trade

Monday, February 20, 2023

More Sportslots

I wanted to get some cards needed for set completion, especially since 2022 is over and 2023 is starting.  I don't feel like I've made much progress on these sets, so I guess I'll be buying them!

2022 Topps Series 1 Inserts

2022 Gallery Insert set

2022 Gallery Insert set

2022 Topps Archives

I love the old Tigers logo!

Not sure why they didn't follow the original 1987 Topps and use the whole circle for the logo.  Missed opportunity, esp. with the Mets logo.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

TCDB trade with SeventhSon

I got some great PC stuff that I didn't even realize I was missing!  Thanks SeenthSon!

I had no idea that I was missing this card!

I like the way these cards look, better than the Heritage set that was produced recently.

Starting a new PC with cards that are #17 - it was my softball number.

My favorite card of the trade

Saturday, February 18, 2023

A couple of TTM's back

First up, a return from last baseball season...a return from Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies.  

Jim Deshaies
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chicago Cubs
223 days 

My second return was a return from Dennis Martinez.  I saw he had been signing quite a bit, but he sent my cards back, unsigned, with a note that stated to send to pastpros.com.  Really bummed about this because I had sent a No Hitter card and a nice looking Upper Deck.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

TCDB trade with Mjprigge

A very nice trade with Mjprigge.  I got a lot of help with 2022 Archives!

The Bowman Foil is a very nice looking card!

This is a singular 2022 Topps insert card

Saturday, February 11, 2023

My first PSA!

This is my very first graded card I have ever bought.  I have been wanting one for some time, and I decided the first one should be something that means a lot to me.  That brings me to my love for all things 1987 Topps and one of my favorite players of all time, Gary Carter!

Friday, February 10, 2023

Tracy Woodson

I'm so excited to have these TTM cards back from Tracy Woodson.  I have forgotten how much I love the 1989 Score design; simple and basic.  Plus the blue signature looks great with the blue on the cards and the Dodger blue uni.

Tracy Woodson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
75 days

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Monthly card show roundup

I had a great time at the card show this month, and I also got a great haul!  My usual guy, Tom, had some new boxes to go through and I was able to gather quite a few 2022 Topps Series 2 and Update needs.  Still have a ways to go on those sets, but I'm getting closer almost every day.

Set needs

Set needs

PC needs.  I do not care for the ASG cards as an insert set.  BOO!

Also slowly getting there with the various 1987 Topps insert sets

Former Cubbies

Royals Rookies

PC guys

More PC guys

Royals PCs

Old dudes PCs

Hawkeye Football

Hawkeye basketball