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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, December 5, 2016

Zistle trade with Wrightfan85

Another small trade via Zistle with Wrightfan85.  I was able to get another Hosmer and another card for the 100 Years at Wrigley collection!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Zistle trade with SWATty67

A little trade before I go on vacation this week.  I was able to get SWATyt67 some Panini Prizm cards, while he hooked me up with a few player collection goodies!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Zistle trade with CardinalSauce

Another trade in the books before Christmas, and CardinalSauce is a new trade partner.  I was able to send him some old cards, while he was able to stock my Cubs, Royals, and player collections with 2016 Archives, Gypsy Queen, and Allen & Ginter.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Zistle trade with TNTCardsStg

Another Zistle trade completed this week with TNTCardsStg.  I was able to hook him up with a variety of things, but I was able to get him several Green Bay Packers, which are one of his favorite teams.  He was able to hook me up with several of my 2016 Opening Day needs.

First, Opening Day needs:

Former Cubbies


Ole Miss Alumni

Panini set I'm trying to complete

Iowa Hawkeyes Alumni

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Zistle trade with jaysfan46

I made a small trade with jayfan46 from Zistle.  I was able to hook him up with some awesome Blue Jay cards, while he was able to help my player collections.


Addison Russell

Greg Holland - He's currently a free agent, but I read that the Royals are considering bringing him back, which I hope they do.  I hope he can do what Luke Hochaver did after coming back after his Tommy John surgery.  By the way, Luke Hochaver is a free agent, and the Royals will probably not bring him back.



Former Royals

Matt Szczur

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Topps Holiday Box

I had read on the internet that Topps was doing a "snow flake" design in place of "the cloud" for the holiday season, and that these cards are only at Walmart.  Given the way my Walmart poorly keeps up-to-date cards stocked, I figured they would be sold out.  When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised that they had several boxes available.  I did notice on the box it said there was a relic or autograph in every box.  Here's what I got:



Player collections:

Token catcher card:

Metallic Snowflake cards:

And, last but not least, Yoenis Cespedes.  I think I got all of him (except the autograph) in one box!

Base card
Metallic Snowflake
Relic card

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bob Brower

Remember when Bob Brower was "the rookie" to collect?  I have quite a few of his cards still in my collection, so I decided to send a few off for a TTM request.  I have always appreciated the 1988 Fleer and Topps designs from that year.

Bob Brower
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
282 days