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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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ZIstle trade with rbarone5

Another trade via Zistle, with a new trade partner, rbarone5.  It was a small trade, but hopefully we can do another one again soon.  I've been a little busy attending post season playoff games here in Kansas City!!!  I plan on attending Game 1 of the World Series on Monday.  Even though it's Tuesday (and I wrote this post before that), hopefully the Royals are leading 1-0!!!

Speaking of Royals...

A card of the guy the Royals traded to get the players needed to get to the World Series...


Monday, October 20, 2014

Vernon Wells

This was my second attempt at Vernon Wells.  I had sent him mail while he was with the Angels a few years back.  I sent this one to his home address and got two nice cards back.  I have always like Stadium Club, and need to get my hands on some 2014.  I have also always been a fan of the Lineage set.  I have always been disappointed that they never produced this set again.

Vernon Wells
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
37 days


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jason Grilli

I felt a little guilty getting this one back last week.  I sent this to Jason Grilli right after he got traded to the Angels from the Pirates.  My Royals swept the Angels, en route to the ALCS.  He signed this after they lost to the Royals.

Jason Grilli
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Los Angles Angels
53 days


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A package from Panini?!?!

I got a package last week; I thought it was cards from one of my trades.  However, when I looked at the envelope, I saw it was from Panini.  I am one of those people who sends in my envelope to the no purchase necessary address on the back of the wrapper packages to try to win something cool.  I was ecstatic to maybe finally win something!  I felt like this guy:


Here is what I got:


He is in the White Sox organization.  He spent most of the year at AAA Charlotte.  He did pitch in 5 games for the White Sox this year.  Not what I expected, but I guess I finally got a reward for sending in to the no purchase necessary address.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Zistle trade partner

Another new trade partner on Zistle, Birdrules.  The main chunk of this trade was 2014 Bowman Platinum, but there are a few other goodies sprinkled in there.

ROYALS ROYALS ROYALS!!!!  LET'S GO ROYALS!!!



A Rizzo rainbow!


Player collections:


This is one to add to my Iowan collection:


Monday, October 6, 2014

Another Zistle trade with bdlehman18

I was able to do another trade with bdlehman18 on Zistle.  I was able to get some great additions for my PCs.  He had several cards up for trade that I had never seen before.

I'll start with the wild card winners, ROYALS!  I was at that game last week, and I had never see The K like that before.  You would have thought it was a Chiefs game!  It was unbelievable!


An awesome card to add to my JFK collection:


Cubbies!  I had never seen the steel card before.  That card is awesome!


I'm excited to get my hands on some of the new 2014 Stadium Club.  I always liked the set and photo quality.  Hopefully, Topps doesn't reuse photos (like they currently do).


Additions to my A's player collections:




Finally, a rookie card to add to the Neil Walker pages.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

A few TTM returns

I got two responses last week, however I was only 50% in those responses.  First, the good 50%...I got mail back from Cody Buckel.  I was originally going to send him mail during the 2013 season, however control issues derailed his season, and he almost walked away from baseball.  I'm glad he didn't!  He started and finished the season in Myrtle Beach for the Rangers minor league club.

Cody Buckel
Signed 2/2
Sent Myrtle Beach Pelicans
147 days

















Now, the bad 50%.  I sent a request to Duane Underwood.  He's currently a pitcher for the Cubs minor league affiliate, Kane County.  I got a big ole


This was disappointing.  I was hoping to add some more Cubs autos to my binder.  Better luck next time, I guess.