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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!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My first Just Commons purchase

I had not been making much headway in my Cubs and Royals collection, so I decided to try to see what I could find on the internet.  I found the prices for the cards I was looking for was better on Just Commons versus COMC.  I have purchased from COMC before, but they didn't have a very good selection for what I was looking for this time.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopping at Vintage Stock

We were over having supper about a week ago, and we stopped into Vintage Stock to see if they had anything new in movies and music.  They do have a small card section, so I check that out, too.  I bought a pack of 2014 Stadium Club, 2014 Heritage Minors, and 2014 Pro Debut.

I really like the fact that Topps brought back Stadium Club, but I hadn't had the chance yet to pick up a pack.

At first, I didn't like the 2014 Topps Heritage design, but it grew on me.  The only exciting thing I got in the Heritage Minors pack was this Logo Patch card.  I didn't do a very good job on the picture cropping.  :(

Finally, 2014 Pro Debut.  Again, nothing interesting here.  I did get a Cubs minor leaguer.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A long overdue trip to the LCS

Due to my overloaded schedule of work and school, not only have I not been able to blog or trade, I haven't been able to make it down to my local LCS.  I spent several hours down there filling some of my Royals needs, as well as 2014.

First, I was able to complete 2014 Bowman main set!

I was also able to knock out quite a few of the prospects and chrome prospects!

While looking around in the 2014 Bowman box, I was able to scoop up some Cubs prospects and some current Cubs!

I also scanned the old Royals card box, and was able to get some cards for my Royals project!

Finally, just a few for my PC's:

Another enjoyable trip to the LCS.  I hope the next trip isn't that far off!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A letter back from Spring Training

Ryan Wheeler is currently a non-roster invitee with the Angels.

Ryan Wheeler
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Angels ST
11 days

I also got a couple of return to senders on:

Mark Grace
c/o Hillsoboro Hops

Grace was with Hillsboro last season, but this season he's the assistant hitting coach with the D-backs.

Mike Jacobs
c/o Home address

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kaleb Cowart

I got this PWE back this weekend.  One I sent out to Spring Training last year, comes back this year just as Spring Training starts.  Cowart was a NRI last year to Angels camp, however, he is not breaking camp with the big league team this year (that I can find, anyway).  He spend last year in Double A.

Kaleb Cowart
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Angels ST
367 days

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jeremy Hellickson

I know, I know...it has been awhile!  I have been working 12-14 hour days, and have not had the time to send out any TTMs or do any trading.  Hopefully, this next month my schedule will open up a little.  For those of you who are sending me trades on Zistle, please be patient.  Hopefully soon I can be up and running again with trades!

It had been quite a long time since my last PWE in the mail.  It always feels like forever in the off season!  I got these cards back from Jeremy Hellickson.  Mr. Hellickson is now with the Diamondbacks, after being traded in the off season.  I am very happy to add a native Iowan to my collection!

Jeremy Hellickson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Tampa Bay Rays
615 days

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Kurt Stillwell

The third TTM I got back in December was from Kurt Stillwell.  This is a great addition to my Royals autograph collection!  At 322 days, I was about ready to write this one off!

Kurt Stillwell
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
322 days