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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, February 23, 2015

Kaleb Cowart

I got this PWE back this weekend.  One I sent out to Spring Training last year, comes back this year just as Spring Training starts.  Cowart was a NRI last year to Angels camp, however, he is not breaking camp with the big league team this year (that I can find, anyway).  He spend last year in Double A.

Kaleb Cowart
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Angels ST
367 days


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jeremy Hellickson

I know, I know...it has been awhile!  I have been working 12-14 hour days, and have not had the time to send out any TTMs or do any trading.  Hopefully, this next month my schedule will open up a little.  For those of you who are sending me trades on Zistle, please be patient.  Hopefully soon I can be up and running again with trades!

It had been quite a long time since my last PWE in the mail.  It always feels like forever in the off season!  I got these cards back from Jeremy Hellickson.  Mr. Hellickson is now with the Diamondbacks, after being traded in the off season.  I am very happy to add a native Iowan to my collection!

Jeremy Hellickson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Tampa Bay Rays
615 days

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Kurt Stillwell

The third TTM I got back in December was from Kurt Stillwell.  This is a great addition to my Royals autograph collection!  At 322 days, I was about ready to write this one off!

Kurt Stillwell
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
322 days

Monday, January 12, 2015

Nate Schierholtz

The second TTM I got back in the mail in December was a envelope from Nate Schierholtz.  These are a nice addition to my Cubs auto collection!  The Heritage card looks great!

Nate Schierholtz
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chicago Cubs
223 days

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's been awhile...

I know it's been awhile since I last posted.  I know I haven't been able to do any trading on Zistle, nor send out any TTMs.  I started a new position at work on December 1, and I have been doing almost 12 hour days, Monday thru Friday.  That's one way to kill any hobby time!  Then, Christmas came.  I was in Mexico over the holidays!  It was a much needed vacation!  However, at the beginning of 2015, it was back to the grind.  I have a feeling January and February won't leave me much time for sending TTMs or do much trading.  For the time being, I will try to keep up with the TTMs I receive in the mail and post on my blog.  I do have three that I got back in December, but again, I just haven't had time to post until now.

The first one, I got back the week of Christmas.  This one I had written off a long time ago.  It was nice to get this one back!

Bubby Brister
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
676 days



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tanner Rahier

Tanner Rahier is a player in the Reds minor league system.  He plays third base and spend the year in Dayton with the Reds Class A team.  I sent this in April, so he must just be getting to his mail.  The Bowman autograph actually looks better on the scan than it does in person.

Tanner Rahier
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Dayton Dragons
214 days

Monday, December 1, 2014

Joe Oliver

A second attempt at Joe Oliver was successful for me!  I had tried back in 2012, but had a RTS.  I was really excited to get this back; the Fleer card will look great in my catcher collection!

Joe Oliver
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
39 days