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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 and The Trading Card Database for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I was starting to wonder if I was never going to get any TTM again. Saturday was a great day because I got two back!!! Thank you Jim Clancy and Bernard Gilkey!!!

Bernard Gilkey
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
25 days

Jim Clancy
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
79 days

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shut out!!!

I think I've been shut out this week! :( Its hard to get shut out when you're used to getting a letter or two a day. I had been really sucessful with my minor league and home mailings, but now, I'm at a stand still. Hopefully today mail will turn it around!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Updated TTM stats

I thought I would update my TTM stats:

2010: Total 39% responded
Still waiting on:
Jim Thome (heard he was a good signer)
Omar Vizquel
Trevor Hoffman (retired after 2010)
Jim Edmonds (retired after 2010)
Michael Saunders
Scott Rolen
Chris Denorfia
Aubrey Huff
Kirk Gibson (heard he doesn't sign, oh well)
Bobby Cox (retired after 2010)
Kevin Seitzer (One of my favorite Royals)
Mike Harkey (heard he was a good signer)
Sean Berry (fired from Astros in middle of season)
Jaime Quirk (another one of my favorite Royals)
Mike Gallego
Howard Johnson (heard he was a good signer)
Dave Martinez (one of my favorite Cubs from the '80's)

2011 Spring Training: Total 41% responded
Still waiting on:
Jason Isringhausen (started in minors, now with Mets)
Scott Podsednik (injured, minor league contract with Blue Jays, now with Lehigh Valley)
Omir Santos (heard he was a good signer, minors with Tigers)
Tony Pena (son) (minors with Red Sox)
Greg Dobbs (with Marlins)
Wilfredo Ledezma (minors with Blue Jays)
Joe Thurston (minors with Marlins)
Buddy Carlyle (minors with Yankees)
Dontrelle Willis (just recalled to Reds)
Adam LaRoche (out for season, Nationals)

A surprise in the mail!!!!

One of my TTM attempts from 2010 came back yesterday!!! Thanks Mike Maddux! At least he signed one for me; I thought it was a lost cause!! Also thanks to Mr. Rick Reuschel for the awesome cards!!!!

Rick Reuschel
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
11 days

Mike Maddux
Signed 1/2
Sent c/o Texas Rangers
?? days (I wasn't keeping track of how many days last year; from 2010 TTM requests)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Hope everyone is having a great 4th of July!!!! If you read this blog, please follow me!!!

Joe Nathan
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Minnesota Twins
86 days

Edwin Maysonet
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Nashville Sounds
9 days