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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 and The Trading Card Database for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

Monday, October 15, 2018

A.J. Minter

Another MLB TTM request back this weekend!  Finally, I feel like I'm getting rewarded for writing all those letters and buying all those stamps!  I really made a big push this MLB season sending out requests, and my percentage is not great so far.

A.J. Minter
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Atlanta Braves
53 days

Sunday, October 14, 2018

TCDB trade with BobbyL

Just a small PWE trade...but sometimes, those are the best!  I was able to get quite a few player collection needs from 2017 Topps Chrome.  Last year, I had a heck of a time trying to find any in my big box stores!


Friday, October 12, 2018

A couple of weeks worth of TTMs

A whoppin' 4 envelopes back over the last two weeks, and most of them are from MLB TTM request!

Nate Jones
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chicago White Sox
42 days

Jedd Gyorko
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o St. Louis Cardinals
106 days

Lewis Brinson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Miami Marlins
56 days

Ken Gerhart
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
59 days

Thursday, October 11, 2018

TCDB trade with wacky dog

A small PWE trade with wackydog on TCDB.  He reached out to me about swapping 2018 Heritage High Number SPs.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NPN surprise!

I got a huge NPN surprise in the mail last week.  Usually, I get NPN's from the sets that are not the "big" sets, i.e. Topps base, but...here is one from the 2018 Heritage base...Corey Seager SP!

Friday, September 28, 2018

2018 Heritage High Number

I was, again, excited for new product, however, it was hard to find it.  2018 Heritage High Number is, well...bleh.  The design is ok, but there are not a bunch of cards on the checklist that I will want or need.  I bought a blaster box and will obviously have a lot of product for trade.  I hope I can get my hands on some Bowman Chrome!

The packs

Pack 1

Pack 2

Pack 3

Pack 4

Pack 5

Pack 6

Pack 7

Pack 8



Collection goodies

Cubs mega collection

Player collection

Iowans in the MLB

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The PWE envelopes this week!

It's an exciting time of year, when my TTM envelopes are coming back in waves, probably secondary to players signing their mail before the end of the season.  

Bill Landrum is a former pitcher, mostly known for pitching for the Pirates.  He spent 1988 with the Cubs, but did not have a card made.  

Bill Landrum
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
15 days

Dan Straily was with the Marlins this year.  He has a 5-6 record, with a 4.12 ERA in 23 games.

Dan Straily
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Marlines
52 days

This return from Michael Cuddyer is sweet!  The scanned picture doesn't do it justice, but it looks nice on this 2013 Topps Chrome card.

Michael Cuddyer
Signed 1/2 (didn't return second card)
Sent c/o Home address
158 days

Finally, two cards back from Twins prospect Tyler Jay.  He's #22 on the Twins top 30 prospect list.  He spent the year at Chattanooga, the Twins AA team.

Tyler Jay
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chattanooga Lookouts
139 days