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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 22, 2017

Garin Cecchini

Garin Cecchini signed a free agent contract with the Royals over the winter.  He is a non-roster invitee to the Royals Spring Training camp.  Garin will probably start the year at AAA Omaha.  He has a brother, Gavin Cecchini, who is with the Mets.

Garin Cecchini
Signed 1/2 (did not return 2nd card)
Sent c/o Royals ST
25 days

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Denny Hocking

Another day, another white envelope!  This one is from Denny Hocking.  This is another card I got through a repack and was able to turn it around into a TTM.

Denny Hocking
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
28 days

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mike Timlin

Mike Timlin signed my card from home.  I had read that he was a good signer, however, I never had a card of him until I bought a repack from Walgreens.

Mike Timlin
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
25 days

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Chris Parmelee

Chris Parmelee signed with the Oakland A's during the off season.  He signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.  Do you count this as one or two, since he half signed the other card??

Chris Parmelee
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o A's ST
18 days


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chase Vallott

Chase Vallott is a former 2014 first round draft pick of the Royals.  He was invited to the Royals Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.  He is not expected to make the team, as there is a log jam with Salvador Perez and Drew Butera.

Chase Vallott
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Royals ST
24 days


Friday, March 17, 2017

Ken Giles

Ken Giles is currently slotted to be the closer in Houston this year.  I sent a request at the beginning of the season last year, and I'm so happy to have gotten my TTM request back.  I like to sent the Topps Archives out for TTM requests; one because of the design; two because there is no gloss to remove!

Ken Giles
Signed 1/2 (did not return other card)
Sent c/o Houston Astros
331 days

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kyle Waldrop

Kyle Waldrop is currently a non-roster invitee to the Mariners spring training camp.  They signed him as a free agent at the end of last year.  He had quite a few cards the in the 2016 sets, all with the Reds.

Kyle Waldrop
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Mariners ST
12 days