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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!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tim McIntosh

Tim McIntosh retuned my cards this week.  He's another catcher to add to my collection.

Tim McIntosh
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
115 days

Friday, August 22, 2014

Zistle trade with jlynch83

I finally have a small break from school to do a little TTM letters and a few trades via Zistle.  jlynch83 was patient enough to wait for me to finish my summer classes to do this trade.

One of my top 5 players of all-time, The Kid:

Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball Alumni:

Another Royal for my collection:

And finally, a few for my David Wright player collection:

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I also had time to update my Sets I'm Trying To Complete page today!!!

Vince Horsman

I FINALLY had the opportunity to catch up on my Zistle trade opportunities and sending out some TTMs!  I got this one back at the end of last week from Vince Horsman.  I have updated my TTM stats and my 2014 goals.  I'm 60% to my 50 TTMs this year.  I might make it yet!!

Vince Horseman
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Lansing Lugnuts
107 days

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Luis Salazar

Luis Salazar was a huge addition at the  trade deadline in 1989 for the Chicago Cubs.  I remember watching on TV one of his first games in a Cubs uni, and he hit a double down the right field line to bring in the winning run.  Harry Carey was going crazy!  The Boys of Zimmer is a year I'll never forget as a Cubs fan!

Luis Salazar
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Lynchburg Hillcats
101 days

Friday, August 8, 2014

Zistle trade with mfratella

Another new trade partner via Zistle.  This was a big trade.  Lots of 2014 Bowman to help me make a pretty good dent in that collection.  Still have a ways to go, but now I'm closer!

Player collections:

Former Cubbie:


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Zistle trade with AUTaxMan

I am finally done with grad school, so now I'm trying to catch up on the few trades I've been able to do!  I was reevaluating my 2014 goals today, and it doesn't look good for achieving them.  Oh well.  Anyway, here some of the goodies I got from AUTaxMan:

Cubs autograph!

Player collections:

Cubs and Royals!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bud Black again!

I sent another TTM to Bud Black, this time though, I wanted to get his manager card autographed.  I already have a player card autographed.  I might have to send him mail again next year, and try to get a Royals card autographed!

Bud Black
Signed 1/2 (didn't return other card)
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
26 days