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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!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Zistle trade with Rsgreen55

I've been so busy, I haven't had time to update my blog as much as I would like.  I actually completed this Zistle trade awhile ago, but I just haven't had the chance to get the cards scanned to show off.  Rsgreen55 is a another trade partner who has helped me out before.

Some Cards for my team collections:


A few Royals for my PC's:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TTM trade!!!

I was contacted about making a TTM trade via a fellow blogger, Spiff.  His blog is over at Texas Rangers Cards.  He contacted me about some Cubs autographs he had, and I offered up some of my Rangers.  I was excited about this because I had tried twice to get Mike Harkey, but have had no response.  Here's the goods:

He was also kind enough to send some Cubbies my way:

I was really excited about this card when I opened up the package.  I have never seen this card before, so it's a awesome addition to my Mark Grace PC.

Thanks Spiff!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tommy Medica

Tommy Medica currently plays for the San Diego Padres.  He spent a little time in the minors this year, but has spent most of the year in San Diego.

Tommy Medica
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
14 days

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Long lost return!

This was a TTM I had written off!  725 days!!!

Glenallen Hill
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Colorado Rockies
725 days

Friday, September 12, 2014

John Jaso

Quick return this week from John Jaso.  He's currently with the free falling A's.  I would really like to see Oakland return to the playoffs, but it seems the trade deadline and wavier moves they made are not going to be enough.

John Jaso
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Oakland A's
18 days

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Just Commons purchase

I was able to visit my LCS this spring and get pretty close to finishing up 2010 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects.  I want to make some headway now on 2010 Topps Pro Debut.  My LCS didn't have any boxes of Pro Debut to look through, so I have decided to buy a few of my needs off the Internet.  This was my first purchase from Just Commons.  I am pretty satisfied, with just one card looking a little less than perfect, but it's not bad.  Here are a few of the notable cards I got:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jason Hursh

I finally had the time the last couple of weeks to get caught up on some trades and mailing out a few more TTMs before the end of the season.  I got this one back pretty quickly from Jason Hursh.  He was drafted in the 1st round last year by the Braves.  He has spent all year with Mississippi, posting a 11-7 record, 3.58 ERA, and 83 strike outs.

Jason Hursh
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Mississippi Braves
11 days