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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).

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This weeks goodies

Today, I got a TTM back from Arizona.  I knew it was my Alan Trammell TTM.  He sent my card back unsigned.  Debbie Downer!  I had been reading that he signs, but will only sign one.  Oh well.

Here are my ones I did get back signed.  Randy Knorr, former catcher.  He's currently a coach for the Nationals.  

Randy Knorr
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Washington Nationals
39 days

Next up, a quick return from the minor leagues.  Andrew Brown is currently playing in the Rockies minor league system after being released by the Cardinals.  He's a former Husker baseball player.  My gold card came back a little bent.  Thanks USPS.

Andrew Brown
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Colorado Sky Sox
7 days

Another minor league return this week, from Bobby Thigpen.  He's currently the pitching coach for the Birmingham Barons (White Sox minor league team).

Bobby Thigpen
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Birmingham Barons
9 days

Finally, a return from last year.  I had almost written this one off.  Max Scherzer, former Missouri resident and Mizzou baseball player.

Max Scherzer
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Detroit Tigers
294 days

I have some trades brewing via Zistle, so when they are complete, I'll post my loot.  Plus, Rod over at Padrographs (http://padrographs.blogspot.com/) was giving away some free cards of the A's, Rangers, Rockies, and Marlins, in return for some Padre cards.  I found some he needs, and some that he might not have.  I hope he likes his package!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Indians, Orioles, and Angels...Oh my!!!

Here are my 3 TTMs from this week:

Koji Uhera from the Rangers.  I had read on the internet that he was a great signer, and he didn't disappoint.  I opted to send 2 Orioles cards instead of 2 Ranger cards because the Orioles are one of my favorite teams!

Koji Uehara
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Texas Rangers
31 days

Next up, Cory Snyder.  Former Cleveland Indian.  I loved his 1986 Topps card, however, it was a little worn, but I still sent it anyway.  He's currently the hitting coach for the Jackson Generals (minor league team of the Seattle Mariners).

Cory Snyder
Signed 4/4
Sent c/o Jackson Generals
17 days

Finally, Tyler Chatwood.  Angels prospect that was traded to the Colorado Rockies.  I received this TTM via his current minor league team, Colorado Springs Sky Sox.  I was worried this one would be a lost cause because he might get called up and not get my letter!

Tyler Chatwood
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Colorado Springs Sky Sox
38 days

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Undefeated season!

My co-ed softball team finished up spring league undefeated, #1 seed in the tournament, and a bye in the first round.  Its super exciting, but also nerve racking because we could have a total let down in the second round...because that's how we roll!!

This weeks TTMs:

First up, Pat Listach.  He's currently the third base coach for the Cubs.  This is the second time I've had success with him via TTM; I also got a response when he was with the Washington Nationals coaching staff.  He was the ROY in 1992.  He takes his mail on the road; the post mark was San Francisco, CA.  The Upper Deck card signature is a little smudged, but that's OK, it still looks cool.

Pat Listach
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Chicago Cubs
17 days

Next up, Bob Milacki.  He's currently the pitching coach for the Reading Phillies.  I targeted him for TTM because he's a former Oriole!

Bob Milacki
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Reading Phillies
14 days

Last TTM of this post is Daniel Hudson.  I had been reading he was a great TTM'er, and he didn't disappoint.  I believe this is my first Topps Lineage card I've had signed.  I liked the 2011 design.

Daniel Hudson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Arizona Diamondbacks
50 days

Saturday, June 2, 2012

TTM machine

Another batch of TTMs back!!! 

First up is Don Baylor.  He's currently the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks.

Don Baylor
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Arizona Diamondbacks
11 days

Next up, Bobby Valentine.  He's currently the manager of the Boston Red Sox. 

Bobby Valentine
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Boston Red Sox
17 days

Finally, one of my favorite football players, Tom Rathman.  He is a former Nebraska Cornhusker, and San Francisco 49er.

Tom Rathman
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
11 days