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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, May 4, 2016

NFL Draft

In honor of the NFL Draft last weekend, I bought a pack of 2016 Sage HIT.  Now that the draft is complete, lets see if I got anything good.

Derek Watt, FB, Wisconsin, 6th Round (198 overall) San Diego
Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia, 7th Round (#242 overall) Washington
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State, Dallas, 1st Round (#4 overall) Dallas

Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State, 2nd Round (#47 overall), New Orleans

Trae Elston, CB, Ole Miss, Undrafted Free Agent, New Orleans

Blake Frohnapfel, QB, UMass, Undrafted Free Agent, Cincinnati

Keivarae Russell, CB, 3rd Round (#74 overall), Kansas City CHIEFS

Liam Nadler, QB, Gannon University, Undrafted Free Agent

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Logan Moon

A nice return from Royals minor leaguer Logan Moon.  There are several top prospects at NW Arkansas for the Royals (Bubba Starling, etc.)  I wish I could get local boy Bubba Starling for my collection!

Logan Moon
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o NW Arkansas Naturals
19 days

Monday, May 2, 2016

Kevin Elster

The Mets are one of my "secondary" favorite teams, so this return from Kevin Elster is a nice addition.  I always liked the blue jerseys the Mets used to wear.  He didn't return one card, which was a 1990 Donruss.  The red Donruss boarder looked really nice with Shea Stadium in the background.

Kevin Elster
Signed 2/3 (did not return one card)
Sent c/o Home address
7 days

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Jim Essian

You'll be seeing quite a few posts from me this week.  I finally have had time to organize my collection, scan some cards, and figure out where I stand.  I hope to get to trades again soon!  This TTM return is another nice addition to my Cubs collection!

Jim Essian
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
46 days

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bruce Chen

I had written this one off a long time ago; I sent this out to the Indians Spring Training in 2015!  I have seen recently he must be answering his fan mail because several others have gotten mail back from Bruce.  This is another great one to add to my Royals TTM collection!

Bruce Chen
Signed 1/2 (did not return other card)
Sent c/o Indians ST
420 days

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 Topps Opening Day

I was so glad I went to Toys R Us to pick this box up.  Normally $20 at Walmart, I got this for $12.99 here.  I was rewarded for my efforts!

Base set
World Champion Royals
Token Catchers
Foil cards
Superstar Celebrations
Alternate Reality - Alternate Uni's

Striking Distance
Mascot cards
Opening Day Stars
Bubble Trouble
Heavy Hitters

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A visit to Toys R Us

My local Walmart has moved the sports card section a couple of months ago.  Since the move, they haven't stocked anything, or else someone is all of the sudden snatching it all up.  Anyway, I got tired of seeing this and decided to visit the Toys R Us to pick up a box of 2016 Topps Opening Day (I'll get to that tomorrow).  It's actually much closer to my house anyway.  While I was there, they had a sale on boxes, and I decided to jump on a 2015 Bowman box.  After opening this box, I just may have to complete the set.  Too bad hot rookies like Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber are in there.


Base set

Chrome prospects