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 and The Trading Card Database for trading purposes (stevienicks77).
Another trade via Zistle, with a new trade partner, rbarone5. It was a small trade, but hopefully we can do another one again soon. I've been a little busy attending post season playoff games here in Kansas City!!! I plan on attending Game 1 of the World Series on Monday. Even though it's Tuesday (and I wrote this post before that), hopefully the Royals are leading 1-0!!!
Speaking of Royals...
A card of the guy the Royals traded to get the players needed to get to the World Series...
This was my second attempt at Vernon Wells. I had sent him mail while he was with the Angels a few years back. I sent this one to his home address and got two nice cards back. I have always like Stadium Club, and need to get my hands on some 2014. I have also always been a fan of the Lineage set. I have always been disappointed that they never produced this set again.
I felt a little guilty getting this one back last week. I sent this to Jason Grilli right after he got traded to the Angels from the Pirates. My Royals swept the Angels, en route to the ALCS. He signed this after they lost to the Royals.
Sent c/o Los Angles Angels
I got a package last week; I thought it was cards from one of my trades. However, when I looked at the envelope, I saw it was from Panini. I am one of those people who sends in my envelope to the no purchase necessary address on the back of the wrapper packages to try to win something cool. I was ecstatic to maybe finallywin something! I felt like this guy:
Here is what I got:
He is in the White Sox organization. He spent most of the year at AAA Charlotte. He did pitch in 5 games for the White Sox this year. Not what I expected, but I guess I finally got a reward for sending in to the no purchase necessary address.
I got two responses last week, however I was only 50% in those responses. First, the good 50%...I got mail back from Cody Buckel. I was originally going to send him mail during the 2013 season, however control issues derailed his season, and he almost walked away from baseball. I'm glad he didn't! He started and finished the season in Myrtle Beach for the Rangers minor league club.
Sent Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Now, the bad 50%. I sent a request to Duane Underwood. He's currently a pitcher for the Cubs minor league affiliate, Kane County. I got a big ole
This was disappointing. I was hoping to add some more Cubs autos to my binder. Better luck next time, I guess.