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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).

Monday, February 27, 2012

Derrick Robinson

Today's mail is SUPER exciting because not only did I get a card back that I thought was long gone, but he's a Royals prospect that is in camp with the big league team as we speak! I sent this around opening day last year, and received it back today (postmarked AZ)! Good luck in ST Derrick!!!

Derrick Robinson
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o NW Arkansas Naturals
326 days

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday mail!

I'm so excited with the start of spring training! Plus, it seems like the mail is starting to come in again at a somewhat regular pace, which is always great!

First up, this was a request I sent out last year to Greg Gross. I assumed it was gone, however, got it back!! Yah!!!

Greg Gross
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Phillies
331 days

Next up, Steve Reed. He's a former Rockie, plus I had read that he was great about signing. I think they look great!

Steve Reed
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
11 days

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tim Naehring

I had read on another blog/site that Tim Naehring is a good TTM, and he didn't disappoint! The cards were back very quickly and I offered for him to keep one, but he signed them all and sent them all back!

Tim Naehring
Signed 4/4
Sent c/o Home address
8 days

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jay Howell

I got another one of my 1987 Topps project back on Friday! This was exciting to get back because I always worry when I send more than 2 cards to a player. But, he made my day and signed them all! I especially love the 1987 Donruss, too! That was an awesome card design!!

Jay Howell
Signed 4/4
Sent c/o Home address
17 days

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lee Guetterman

A little Valentine's Day present to me, a TTM back from Lee Guetterman. I'm not a hard person to please! I have always loved the Mets home uni's, so these were 2 perfect cards to send for an inscription!

Lee guetterman
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
13 days

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mail call!!

First off, some of my 1987 Topps back courtesy of Bobby Witt!! Very nice and quick turn around!

Bobby Witt
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
9 days

Next up, local Kansas product Derek Norris. He was recently traded from the Nationals to the A's. I wish him good luck in spring training!

Derek Norris
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Scottsdale Scorpions
107 days

The third mailing this week was from Rich Becker. Again, very quick turn around; very much appreciated! I always like this card, for some reason...I don't know why!

Rich Becker
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
9 days

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Oh, 2012 Topps, you sucked me in

Well, I know that Topps came out the other day, and, darn it, I couldn't help myself, so I bought a 2012 Topps hanger box, and a 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects value pack today.

Bowman first & it's growing on me, but I still prefer the 2010 design:

Eric Fryer Chrome
Charlie Furbush Refractor
Taylor Jungmann Chrome
Mark Hamburger Gold
Zach Cone
Nick Martini

Oh Topps, you dirty old man! I said I didn't like the design and I wasn't going to pursue you, but, as I looked at you on the shelf, I couldn't help it! I bought a hanger box, and you treated me right, which means I might have to go back for more, until you disappoint me!

Ike Davis (one of my favorite baseball players)
Matt Kemp Gold
Troy Tulowitzki/Ernie Banks Timeless Talents
Matt Holiday (I love those old Cards uni's!)
NL Avg. Leaders (Vlad in an Expos uni)
Mike Stanton Gold Futures
Jason Heyward 1987 mini (reminds me of how much I loved the 1987 Topps set)
Eric Hosmer (One of my favorite baseball players!)
Jesus Montero RC

Happy Super Bowl Eve!
NYG 28-NE 24