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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!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Luis Gonzalez

This was my second attempt at Luis Gonzalez.  I had sent one a year earlier, and wrote it off.  I tried again because I had seen some people getting some requests back from him.  I always enjoyed his playing time as a Cub, however, he made it big in Arizona.  I wish I would of had a Cub card or two to send, but these two will do.  Luis is still currently with the Diamondbacks organization, serving as a special assistant.

Luis Gonzalez
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Arizona Diamondbacks
240 days

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I think Topps hates me

When Topps released the 2015 Series 1 of the flagship set, I went out and bought a blaster box.  I never did a blog post on it, but guess what was in there?  ALL the Madison Bumgarner cards from Series 1!  Really?!?  As if any Royal fan can forget Game 7 of the World Series here in KC, now I feel like Topps is rubbing it in my face!

So, this weekend, I was finally able to find and pick up a blaster box of 2015 Topps Opening Day.  You'll never guess what was in there!



I think Topps has it out for Royals fans.  Here are the cool things I got in my box:


I love these Blue Opening Day cards.  I read on the Internet they were suppose to be numbered to 2015, but I don't know if Topps changed their mind or what.



These stadium scene cards are pretty cool!  I wish I could take cool pictures like these!


Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 Donruss

I wish Topps didn't have all the MLB licensing.  I think Donruss could make a run at them.  I enjoyed the 2014 set, and I happen to see 2015 out at Walmart this weekend.  I'm pretty happy with what I got:

Player collections:


I loved all the inserts!  Classic Donruss!



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Casey Candaele

I was just about to write this one off, but I got both my cards back, signed, by Casey Candaele.  I usually write TTM requests off at a year out from the mailing date, so I got this back just in time!  I have always liked the photos on the 1993 Upper Deck cards, especially this one of Casey.  The bummer is, you can barely see the autograph on the Upper Deck because it is so dark.

Casey Candaele
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
332 days

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!