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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).

Sunday, March 31, 2024

March TTM

John Morris
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
11 days

George Canale
Signed 2/2 
Sent c/o Home address
13 days

Derek Parks
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
14 days

Jeff Juden
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
74 days

Buddy Groom
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
25 days

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

TCDB trade with RyanFruen

A fairly big (for me) trade with RyanFruen.  Got some great stuff!

A handful of cards towards this set completion.

My favorite card of the trade.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

TCDB trade with mmahoney34

A quick PWE with mmahoney34, but got some huge needs!

Royals ASG mega set

Insert set need

PC needs

Monday, March 25, 2024

TCDB trade with SeventhSon

I believe SeventhSon is a new trade partner, but got some great "older" PC stuff!

My favorite card of the trade

Not a PC card, but nonetheless needed for my 2022 Topps set 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

2024 Fantasy Baseball - Team Sponge Babe

It's been several years since I played fantasy baseball, so I have decided to dip my toe back into the pool.  Last night, I did my first ever live fantasy baseball draft.  Historically, when I used to play with friends, it was an automated draft, but I honestly prefer a live draft; all my NFL drafts are live.  I was slotted with the 8th pick (out of 10 teams).

1st round - I had him ranked as the 4th overall best player.

2nd round - I had him as the 5th overall player

3rd round - overall 14th per my rankings

4th round - my overall 19th

5th round - 4th ranked SP

6th round - 9th ranked SP

7th round - I don't even have any cards of him!

8th round

9th round

10th round - Sure hope he makes the team!

11th round - Thought I drafted Yoshinobu Yamamoto.  D'oh!!!

12th round - decided to pick up a reliever because they were starting to go.  I had him as 3rd overall reliever.

13th round - Might start season on IL, but he's my 1st ranked RP.

14th round

15th round

16th round - I had him as the 29th overall SP.  

17th round - I had him ranked as the #7 RP.

18th round - Might start Opening Day for the Cubbies.

19th round - My outfield is very weak. This doesn't really help.

20th round

Last round - I picked up the best OF at that spot. 

FA - Dropped Yamamoto and picked him up.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

TCDB trade with birdrules

 This trade had a lot of chrome, and a lot of foil!  Thanks birdrules!

I am loving the 2024 Topps cards more and more every time I see them. 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

TCDB trade with SekhidGem

 Chippin away at 2022 Stadium Club, thanks to SekhidGem!  Maybe I'll get this completed by 2032!  😂

Texas A&M baseball alumni

A #17 card for my "17" collection.  It was my number in softball.

A few PC goodies.  My favorite card of the trade is the Mark Grace.