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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).

Friday, March 31, 2023

March TTMs

I've been getting quite a few TTMs back lately, so I've decided to do a monthly post.  If everything goes well, I might up it to a weekly or bi-weekly post!

Dave Fleming
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
19 days

Joe Gatto
Signed 1/2 (did not return 2nd card)
Sent c/o Round Rock Express
596 days

Randy Wright
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Work address
53 days

Thursday, March 30, 2023

TCDB trade with Midnight112x

This was a great trade!  I received a lot of great PC stuff and a few 1987 needs!  Thanks Midnight112x!

2022 Topps Update need 

Iowa football alumni

1987 strikes again!

PC needs

The Baez is my favorite.  That gold pops!

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

TCDB trade with StLMike

Yet again, winning with the PWE trades these last two weeks!  Got a lot of help from StLMike with 2022 Topps needs.

Need this for a Cubs mega collection.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

TCDB trade with iowaCollector

Obviously, I reached out to inquire about a trade to iowaCollector; what a name!  However, not someone who roots for the right Iowa college football team!  LOL!  He sent me a bunch of Bowman Chrome I was missing!

PC needs

The Berryhill is my favorite card of the trade, but the Sullivan is the card that started the trade!

Monday, March 27, 2023

TCDB trade with pksteinberg

Another small, yet effective trade with pksteinberg.  Slowly chipping away at my 2022 Topps Update set needs!  A bunch of Twins!

Sunday, March 26, 2023

TCDB trade with KJ_Bumgarner

The PWE trades have really been working out for me.  Plus, they are small enough that I can do double the amount of trades versus a big bubble mailer envelope.  This trade comes via KJ_Bumgarner.  

PC stuff

Mega collections

The Dallas Clark card is my favorite card of the trade.

Some help with 2022 Topps Series 2 and Update

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

TCDB trade with tidalwav90

Another nice trade, this time with tidalwav90.  Doing trades on TCDB is probably the only way I'll ever get the 2022 Topps set complete!

Update needs

Base set needs

Favorite card of the trade; it's for my Cubs mega collection

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

TCDB trade with wmwynn1967

Nice trade with wmwynn1967.  I was able to snag quite a few needs for my 2022 Topps set needs as well as some PC cards.

My favorite card of the trade.  Still can't believe he's a Cardinal.

Sampling of the 2022 Topps I got

For my HR collection - he's served up quite a few to Soler and Salvy.

Monday, March 20, 2023

TCDB trade with rustypetty

I really needed a Keegan Murray card for my Iowa Hawkeye basketball alumni mega collection, so I reached out to rustypetty and offered up some Bo Bichette cards.  It was a small PWE, but great trade!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

TCDB trade with dirtysock47

 Quick PWE trade with dirtysock47.  He wanted some gold Astros and I got some great PC stuff in return.

This Rizzo card is my favorite card of the trade.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Topps Crown Collection

Boy, I've only been waiting for this...forever!  It finally arrived last week.  Even before I opened it, I regret not buying two boxes.  I'd really like to try to collect this set.  We'll see if I can snag some of the missing cards via TCDB, COMC or Sportslots.

Base set

Other goodies

56/75...Not sure why he's still in a Nationals uniform 🤔

37/150...This foil looks awesome with the power blue uni


Die cut