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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).

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

May TTMs

Donald Harris
Signed 3/3 
Sent c/o Home address
90 days

Jeff Criswell
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
11 days

Jeff Kunkel
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
9 days

Mike Dunne
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home adress
15 days

Jonah Heim
Signed 1/2 (sent second card back unsigned)
c/o Texas Rangers
35 days

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Internet purchases for May

Surfing the web while I was unable to do TCDB trades.  I've been busy with my adjunct teaching job and unable to hash out any trades, but I knew what I needed, so it was a quick buy.

This is a sharp card!

2022 Archives

2022 Topps inserts

Found this gem on eBay for a pretty sweet price.  I've been chasing this since 2017!

Monday, May 15, 2023

2023 Topps Big League

Another new product!  When I saw the release pictures of this year's Big League, I was hooked, again.  This is a great set this year, and I really love the holofoil cards, especially the colors.

1st pack - first card

Second pack

Third pack, and new Cubs killer

Fourth pack

Fifth pack

Sixth pack

Seventh pack - this card made the 792 binder

Eighth pack

Ninth pack

Tenth pack

Inserts - quite a few insert sets and they are all neat and I would love to collect, but with the current rookies in these sets, probably unattainable 

Player collections


New additions to the Cubs mega collection binder

Colors and foil

This card is really sharp!


Monday, May 8, 2023

Monthly cards show round up

I haven't been able to go to the monthly show in awhile, or at least it feels like it.  My usual dealer wasn't there this month, which was a huge bummer.  I got there early and it gave me the opportunity to go through some quarter boxes at a table that is always busy!

At a quarter a piece, I can afford to pick these up for some potential prospecting cards


Set need

I hate that you can't see Kittle's face in that card; it'd be cooler if you could


Internet purchases for April

I made purchases from two sellers on Sportslots, who I actually buy a lot from.  Got some great needs for my sets I'm trying to complete that I have been unable to complete via TCDB.


The Mosaic is my favorite card I bought

I bought this from eBay for my Iowa Hawkeye football alumni mega collection.  It's a nice looking and feeling card.