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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!

Friday, September 23, 2011

This weeks goodies...



First up, Zane Smith. I had heard he was a great signer, so I took the chance and sent 3 cards. They all came back signed and he's got a great signature! Zane was a mainstay in the Braves rotation in the 1980's.


Zane Smith
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home Address
7 days








Another person whom I heard was a great signer was Roberto Hernandez. Best known for his relief work with the White Sox.

Roberto Hernandez
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home Address
8 days





Last, but not least, Drew Henson. Drew was a football and baseball player. Drew played QB at Michigan (BOO!). He played in the Yankees system, mostly, and only played a handful of games with the big club. After baseball, he was a QB for the Cowboys, Vikings, and Lions.

Drew Henson
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
12 days

Sunday, September 18, 2011

More mail this week!!!

First up, Dustin Hermanson. Great looking card and signature. Won a World Series in 2005 with the White Sox! This card actually was accidentally delivered to someone else down the street, however, they were kind enough to mail it to me!!

Dustin Hermanson
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home Address
49 days

Next up, is Mr. Gutierrez. Nice looking signature here! And, another Heritage card, too! Man, I love those Heritage cards!! Franklin was one of the bright spots in Seattle this year.

Franklin Gutierrez
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Seattle Mariners
16 days


One of two back this week from my goal of getting signatures from at least one coach/broadcaster/front office person from every team. Chris works in the front office with the Padres!

Chris Gwynn
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
7 days


Last, but not least, Mark Salas. The second this week towards my goal. Mark is currently the bullpen catcher for the White Sox.

Mark Salas
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chicago White Sox
13 days

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My very first Nationals autograph back!

I received these back from John Tudor yesterday. Nice looking autograph. John was a mainstay in the Cardinals rotation for many years.

John Tudor
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
20 days


I am trying to collect many different autographs. The first group, is to collect an autograph of every team. I finally have my first Nationals autograph courtesy of stud Jordan Zimmerman. Secondly, I love these Heritage cards; I really do! So, I have decided to collect autographs on them. I love the fact that there is no gloss! All you have to do is drop it in the envelope and send it off for an autograph!!

Jordan Zimmerman
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Washington Nationals
20 days

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weekend mail

When I was in Boston for the Cubs/Red Sox series, I bought a pack of cards that were random for $2.00. I have decided to collect as many autographs out of that pack as I could. I have been limited in my success; I have sent out 11, and have only received 2 back. My second player back is Jerry Don Gleaton, former Royal, which I am also collecting.

Jerry Don Gleaton
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
14 days


My second graph back this weekend, courtesy of Scott Hattieberg, who is featured in the new movie, Moneyball. Here's the link: http://moneyball-movie.com/
I have also been trying to collect autographs from every MLB teams coaches/front office/broadcasters. I sent out the rest of my mail today, before the end of the season. Hopefully, I will have some success. Anyway, Scott is currently in the Oakland A's front office.

Scott Hattieberg
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Oakland A's
18 days

Friday, September 9, 2011

Minor league mail!!

Two more this week! I went after Blake Forsythe because he's a catcher and a Mets minor leaguer. Next was Tyreace House because he's currently playing for Burlington. Yah!!!

Blake Forsythe
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Savannah Sand Gnats
15 days



Tyreace House
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Burlington Bees
66 days

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The mail is starting to trickle back in at a faster pace!

I'm so excited to see some regular mail again! Awesome signatures back these last couple of days! Thanks to Iowa Cub coach Von Joshua, former Met Tim Teufel, Newest White Sox Jason Frasor, and minor league coach Ted Power!

Von Joshua
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Iowa Cubs
8 days


Tim Teufel
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Buffalo Bison
7 days


Jason Frasor
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Chicago White Sox
9 days


Ted Power
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Louisville Bats
8 days