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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).

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Multiple mail day, but not in a good way

I got three PWE over the last weekend.  It's been a while since that has happened.  Unfortunately, only one of them was signed.  We'll start with that one.

Bryan Shaw
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Cleveland Indians
314 days
























The other two envelopes were my cards back, but no autograph.  The first one was a return to sender. I sent this to Matt Carson on the day he got called up to the Indians last year.  He's with the Clippers to start out the year this year, but still got the RTS back.

Matt Carson
Signed 0/1
Sent c/o Columbus Clippers
227 days














The second PWE was from Detroit.  I got my small envelope back, so I thought it was a TTM.  However, it was just my card, unsigned.  At least they could have put a RTS on it; would've saved me a stamp, like the Clippers did.

Octavio Dotel
Signed 0/1
Sent c/o Detroit Tiger
Over 650 days




Friday, April 18, 2014

Zistle trade with Mandyjorose

Another first time Zistle trade partner.  I have quite a few cards that she needs for her player collections, so I'm sure we'll do another trade in the future!

Player collections!


I have decided to collect the sub-sets to 2011 Heritage, so I am two cards closer!



Ole Miss baseball Alumni!  I hope to get a Kessinger Cubs card someday!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wesley Walker, part 2

So a few weeks ago, I received an envelope in the mail.  The return address was barely legible.  I couldn't tell who it was from, and I wasn't expecting anything.  I opened it up, and this was the content of the envelope:


Pretty cool!  I had previously gotten a response from Mr. Walker back in March (see here).  I still didn't get my cards back, but now I have a photo to add to my collection.  Someday (!), we are going to put a small bar in our man cave, and I'm going to use all the photos, small cards, etc. that player send me in the design of it.  This will fit right in.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Zistle trade with dkrill

First time trade with dkrill through Zistle.  He was generous enough to sub out several Ryne Sandberg cards I needed for a couple of David Wrights that went missing.  He also hooked me up with several PC 2014 Heritage needs.  Thanks!

Cubbies!


Mets!

Royals!


Here's those Sandberg cards I was talking about!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Craig Breslow

Well, this is one I thought was long gone.  I got this back on my birthday last week.  Breslow is currently with the Red Sox.

Craig Breslow
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Boston Red Sox
314 days

Monday, April 14, 2014

Another Zistle trade with hpennington22

It seems like hpennington22 and I do a Zistle trade about every other month!  Here's my goodies!

D'oh!  I had traded away this card on accident!  So, I had to get one back to complete my 2013 Topps Update set, again!


Player Collections.  I love those emerald cards!



One more down for my 2010 Bowman Chrome collection!


Another D'oh!  I traded away my player collection Castro, so I had to trade to get one back!




Sunday, April 13, 2014

Darwin Barney

Return from Cubs Spring Training!!  Darwin Barney was nice enough to send me back my Heritage card.  Even though he's a Gold Glove winner, he's been criticized for his lack of offense.  I really like Barney as a player, and I hope he picks it up!  With Emilio Bonifacio tearing up the ball, it's putting pressure on Barney.  I bet the Royals are wishing right now they would have kept Bonifacio!

Darwin Barney
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Cubs ST
47 days