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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!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Zistle trade with RsEmu87

RsEmu87 was able to help me with several set needs that involve some "old guys."

 



Former Iowan in the MLB


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Zistle trade with halos17

halos17 was able to hook me up with several needs.  Again, several little needs completed.

Royals player collections


Former Cubbies


Player collections


Former Omaha Lancers and University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks





Friday, March 24, 2017

Zistle trade with dvdgao

Another trade that I am just getting around to posting.  dvdgao was able to hook me up with several needs.

2015 Topps Update set needs


Royals player collections


Player collections



Mini's


Iowans in the MLB - Kory DeHaan


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another Zistle trade with sam383

I have been tardy on getting my most recent trade posts up.  This is another trade with sam383 off of Zistle.  He was able to hook me up with some of my oddball set needs.

MLB players from Iowa





Iowa Hawkeye baseball Alumni - Jim Cox


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Garin Cecchini

Garin Cecchini signed a free agent contract with the Royals over the winter.  He is a non-roster invitee to the Royals Spring Training camp.  Garin will probably start the year at AAA Omaha.  He has a brother, Gavin Cecchini, who is with the Mets.

Garin Cecchini
Signed 1/2 (did not return 2nd card)
Sent c/o Royals ST
25 days

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Denny Hocking

Another day, another white envelope!  This one is from Denny Hocking.  This is another card I got through a repack and was able to turn it around into a TTM.

Denny Hocking
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
28 days

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mike Timlin

Mike Timlin signed my card from home.  I had read that he was a good signer, however, I never had a card of him until I bought a repack from Walgreens.

Mike Timlin
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
25 days

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Chris Parmelee

Chris Parmelee signed with the Oakland A's during the off season.  He signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.  Do you count this as one or two, since he half signed the other card??

Chris Parmelee
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o A's ST
18 days


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chase Vallott

Chase Vallott is a former 2014 first round draft pick of the Royals.  He was invited to the Royals Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.  He is not expected to make the team, as there is a log jam with Salvador Perez and Drew Butera.

Chase Vallott
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Royals ST
24 days


Friday, March 17, 2017

Ken Giles

Ken Giles is currently slotted to be the closer in Houston this year.  I sent a request at the beginning of the season last year, and I'm so happy to have gotten my TTM request back.  I like to sent the Topps Archives out for TTM requests; one because of the design; two because there is no gloss to remove!

Ken Giles
Signed 1/2 (did not return other card)
Sent c/o Houston Astros
331 days

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kyle Waldrop

Kyle Waldrop is currently a non-roster invitee to the Mariners spring training camp.  They signed him as a free agent at the end of last year.  He had quite a few cards the in the 2016 sets, all with the Reds.

Kyle Waldrop
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Mariners ST
12 days

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Marlins Man

I follow Marlins Man on Twitter.  I saw a post one day saying he'll sign autographs through his work address.  Of course, he has his own Allen & Ginter card from last year's set.  He also sent his card.

At first, I was not sure what to think about Marlins Man.  My first memory of him was during the 2014 World Series, when he was very visible in his orange Marlins gear behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium.  Since then, he has become a fan favorite in Kansas City.  He has been an asset to the community, spending time in elementary schools, and lent his helping hand when 2 KCMO firefighters were killed in the line of duty.  I appreciate his time and effort within the Kansas City community!

Marlins Man
Signed 2/1
Sent c/o Work address
19 days
























Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Austin Voth

Austin Voth is currently with the Nationals trying to earn a roster spot.  He signed this beautiful yellow Bowman card for me!

Austin Voth
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Nationals ST
16 days

Monday, March 13, 2017

Travis Shaw

Last week, I got the first of many, almost daily, envelopes back.  Travis Shaw is currently with the Brewers.  He was traded from the Red Sox to Brewers in December.  It appears he will be the starting 3B for the Brewers the season.  I will be trying to complete the card by sending this to Allan Dykstra this season.  I have read that Mr. Dykstra is a good signer, so hopefully I'll be able to complete the duo!

Travis Shaw
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Brewers ST
13 days