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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 for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

I am currently in graduate school, so it may take me until the weekend to respond to trade requests! I can't get done with school soon enough!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Has anyone who uses Zistle had any issues with accessing the website the last couple of days?  It was still up on Monday, as I got a trade proposal that morning, however, I came home from work Monday night, and can't access the site to complete a trade.  It is now Thursday, and the site is still down for me.  Is this happening for other Zistle users???

Saturday, October 8, 2016

TTM Saturday

Finally, an exciting mail week.  I sent out a big chunk of TTM requests around the middle of September, so it's good to get some mail back.

First, we'll start with Royal Billy Burns.  He was acquired before the trade deadline by KC from Oakland.  I was sad to see Brett Eibner go, but happy that Billy is in KC.

Billy Burns
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Kansas City Royals
14 days

Next, a return from former Cubbie Joe Borowski.  Unfortunately, I did not have any Cub cards to send, but still a great return.

Joe Borowski
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
17 days

Next, another football TTM.  This one is from Liam Nadler.  Liam was a four year starter at Gannon University.  He signed with the NY Jets as a UDFA and participated in their rookie camp.

Liam Nadler
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
17 days

Finally...I think this is my longest return ever!  I had obviously written this one off long ago.  I sent this off in 2011 when I started to collect cards again.  I loved the 2009 Topps set, and sent a Spring Training TTM to Omir Santos.  Omir and his wife own and operate Triple Crown Sport Academy.  Most recently, Omir is with the Indians minor league system.

Omir Santos
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Detroit Tigers ST
2,053 days

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Forrest Wall

Forrest Wall is a former number one pick for the Colorado Rockies.  He spent the season at Modesto playing second base.

Forrest Wall
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Modesto Nuts
52 days

Monday, October 3, 2016

Paul Hornung

Green Bay Packer legend Paul Hornung signed my card for me this week.  It's too bad there is a smudge on it.

Paul Hornunag
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
12 days

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sam LeCure

Sam LeCure signed my card while his team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, were in the playoffs.  They lost to El Paso in the playoffs.  He pitched in 3 games in the playoffs.

Sam LeCure
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Oklahoma City Dodgers
13 days

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Jack McDowell

I was excited to get another TTM envelope in the mail this week.  I haven't been able to send out as many as I had hoped this year, but this was a nice return.

Jack McDowell
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
154 days

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Target repack

I wasn't feeling well last week, so I popped into Target to get a few items.  I have never really looked at the repack boxes at Target until today, and the only reason it caught my eye was the fact that the box said "relic."  I decided to bite and here's what I got:

2 1990 Upper Deck packs

 4 packs 2016 Babe Ruth

2 packs 1990 Fleer

5 packs 2015 Topps Series 2

4 packs 2015 Panini Draft Picks

2 packs 2015 Heritage

Finally, my relic is...