Welcome to my blog!!!

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!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Assortment of mail this week!!

These last couple of days, I got a NFL card, a minor league card, and some MLB cards! Thanks everyone for signing!!!

Justin Bour
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Daytona Cubs
21 days



Kevin Tapani
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
15 days

Gary Fencik
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
4 days

Monday, April 25, 2011

Missing card?!?!

Woo Hoo!!! More mail! Guess I should have waited and posted them all together! 2 nice cards from Bryn Smith. 1 card from Bud Black. I sent 2, but I only got my one card back, but, hey, at least it was signed!!! Thanks guys!!

Bryn Smith
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
14 days


Bud Black
Signed 1/2 (second card never returned)
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
23 days

Mail call!!

More great looking cards! Thanks guys!

Jeff Reardon
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
8 days


Danny Duffy
signed 1/1
Sent c/o Omaha Storm Chasers
7 days

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This is why I do it...

I have been very busy, so I haven't been able to get the scans up until now, but if I'm scanning, you know that means that I got mail! And I have gotten quite a bit at the end of last week. I have decided to start targeting players who are from the Midwest (Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas), and my first one came back FAST! Thanks Andy Ashby!! I also got another personalized card from Mark Melancon...YEAH!! I also received my first cards from a minor league coach courtesy of Mark Mason and my favorite minor league club, the Iowa Cubs! Another of my football requests came back. Thank you Pat Leahy!!! Finally, I got mail back from Bobby Bonilla. This was was especially neat because he was in his prime when I was a kid watching baseball.

Andy Ashby
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home Address
7 days

Mark Melancon
signed 1/1
Sent c/o Houston Astros
10 days

Pat Leahy
signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home Address
39 days

Mike Mason
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Iowa Cubs
5 days

Bobby Bonilla
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home Address
54 days

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More mail from home!

Awesome! I got two more responses today! Charlie Hough and Oddibe McDowell! The Marlins card of Charlie was still a little glossed, so the autograph not as clear as the others. Thanks gents for responding!!!

Oddibe McDowell
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
24 days

Charlie Hough
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
45 days

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I love mail, part 2

Another AWESOME mail day! Steve Balboni and Lou Marson were in the mail today! I was super excited for these two cards because on is a former KC Royal, and the other is my first Topps Heritage autographed card. I like those cards; they are good looking cards! Thanks Steve and Lou!!!

Steve Balboni
signed 1/2
Sent c/o Home address
50 days

Lou Marson
signed 1/1
Sent c/o Cleveland Indians
12 days

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I love mail!!!

Yesterday, I got some good looking John Olerud cards back in the mail! Thanks John! He also included a signed testimonial card! I hate the days when no cards come! Last week, I sent out some more cards to minor league players and major league players, so we'll see how I fare!!

John Olerud
signed 2/2 (He also sent me testimony card - signed!!)
Sent c/o Home address
40 days

Saturday, April 2, 2011

More Spring Training cards!!

Oh yeah! More mail this week! I got two today, from Tony LaRussa and Jeremy Reed. Congrats to Jeremy for making the Milwaukee Brewers roster!!

Tony LaRussa
signed 1/1
Sent c/o Cardinals ST
37 days


Jeremy Reed
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Brewers ST
32 days

Friday, April 1, 2011

Woo Hoo!!! Mail this week!

I was starting to get a little discouraged, but this week, I send out a bunch of cards to MLB players who started the baseball season yesterday. I got some awesome cards from Jeff Francis, Andre Reed (2nd try!) and some great Mackey Sasser cards!! Andre Reed sent a business card. He's the CEO of a business that sells sauces to make money for charity!! Woo Hoo! Thanks guys!

Mackey Sasser
signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
21 days


Mackey is the head baseball coach at Wallace Community College. Check it out here:
http://www.wallace.edu/athletics/baseball/

Jeff Francis
signed 1/1
Sent c/o Royals ST
36 days



Andre Reed
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
10 days


http://www.andrereedotm.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andre-Reeds-Over-the-Middle-All-Purpose-Sauce/187874767894087?v=wall&sk=wall