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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, February 8, 2019

More TTM mail!

Quite a few envelopes back again this week.  

Bryson Brigman is in the Marlins minor league system.  He was traded to the Marlins from the Mariners at the trade deadline last year.  I sent this request to the Arizona Fall League.  I sent one card and got three back!

Bryson Brigman
Signed 3/1
Sent c/o Salt River Rafters
95 days

Next up is one I had long written off.  I sent this to Dave Hansen when he was a coach with the Dodgers.  I think this is a new record for how many days it took to get this back!

Dave Hansen
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Dodgers
2431 days

Another one back from the AFL.  This one was from Indians prospect Rob Kaminsky.  He's a non-roster invitee to Indians Spring Training this year.

Rob Kaminsky
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Glendale Desert Dogs
100 days

The final envelope is a TTM from former MLB'er Von Hayes.  He now lives in Iowa, not far from where I grew up!

Von Hayes
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
10 days

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Noy rocks!

Noy is one of my trading partners on TCDB.  I had agreed to a trade, but he had acquired the card I was going to send to him prior to my accepting the trade...oops!  He was kind enough to send his half, even though he didn't have to.  I totally owe you one Noy!

Former Iowans

Player collection goodies

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Topps Living Set

Topps got me again...I purchased another Living Set card.  This time, another Cubbie.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TCDB trade with Gapporin

This was a small, but awesome trade with Gapporin, a fellow Missourian.  I only got one card, but I don't have another one like it!

Monday, February 4, 2019

TCDB trade with Hilochef

Another trade back to back with Hilochef.  I was able to fill quite a few set needs and some special player collection cards.

Set needs

Player collections

Omaha Lancer hockey alumni

Sunday, February 3, 2019

TCDB trade with halos17

A former Zistle trade partner found me on TCDB and we were able to do an awesome trade!  I got my first Sandberg rookie card!

Player collection goodies

Omaha Lancer hockey alumni

Saturday, February 2, 2019

TCDB trade with bkim

It takes me quite awhile to get trades done and posted on the blog.  However, I have a string of awesome trades to show off!  This one was with bkim, who I traded a whole bunch of Phillies for.  He was kind enough and sent some extra goodies for me!

Former Iowans

Cubs mega collection

2017 Topps Insert set need

Creighton Blue Jay alumni


And some odds and ends for my player collections