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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, July 18, 2013

Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson is currently a starting pitcher for the A's, who is on the DL with a stress fracture in his foot.  He was one of my starting pitchers on my fantasy baseball team this year until he got hurt.

Brett Anderson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Oakland A's
45 days

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jim Eppard

Jim Eppard is currently the hitting coach for the Angels.

Jim Eppard
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Los Angels Angels
41 days

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson was one of the players who played in the All Star Game last year, here in Kansas City.  I was able to take many pictures with my camera (but I should have bought a better camera before the big event).  I decided to send one of my own pictures to see how getting an autograph on it would work.  I prepped the picture like I would prep a glossy card.  It worked pretty well, although the picture got bent up when making its way from KC to BAL to KC.  :(

Jim Johnson
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Baltimore Orioles
35 days

Monday, July 15, 2013

Terry Leach

Terry Leach played for a few of my favorite teams, so that's why I tried to get him to sign a few different cards.  He won a World Series in 1991 with the Twins.

Terry Leach
Signed 5/5
Sent c/o Home address
20 days

Here is Mr. Leach's address:
Terry Leach
2135 SW Locks Rd
Stuart, FL 34997-7011

I can't figure out how to make a comment on my own blog...D'oh!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

TTM from Catchers!

I was excited to get some TTM catcher cards back last week.  I needed the John Russell Rangers card for my collection!

John Russell is currently the bench coach for the Orioles.  I really love those old Phillies uni's.

John Russell
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Baltimore Orioles
29 days

Matt Merullo is the manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds, Class A short season affiliate of the Orioles.

Matt Merullo
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Aberdeen IronBirds
17 days

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Finally, some TTMs back!

I felt like I had been in a TTM drought, although, I haven't had the time to send many out lately.

Ricky Bones is currently the bullpen coach for the Mets. 

Ricky Bones
Signed 2/3 (didn't return third card)
Sent c/o New York Mets
58 days

I also got a return to sender from Rich Camarillo, former punter for the New England Patriots, as well as many other teams.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Another trip to my local LCS

Since work and life been so busy lately, I haven't had the time to make it to my local LCS to buy a hobby box of 2013 Topps Series 2.  I finally made it last week, and got my hobby box, as well as some goodies for my player collections. 

My first Gold Rush cards:

David Wright.  I have never seen the Diamond Stars or Hobby Masters cards before.

Starlin Castro:

I love these Franchise All-Star cards!  He had several for sale, but I only picked out this one because it will be a nice addition to my David Wright collection.  I wish I would have gotten two of them because I'm thinking about starting a Zach Wheeler collection, too.

Gold cards:

Ike Davis:

I thought I needed this card, but I was wrong.  So, this is available for trade on Zistle.

Iowa football alumni:

2011 Heritage needs:


2010 Topps Cards Your Mom Threw Out:

2011 60 Years of Topps:

Monday, July 1, 2013

Zistle trade with SDre31

I know it's been a LONG time since I've had a post, but work and life have not allowed me to do a lot of trading or TTMing.  This was a trade completed WAY back in June with SDre31 via Zistle.  I this is my second trade with him.  Here are my goodies!

A few for my 2011 Heritage set:

A few for my 1987 Donruss set:

Cubbies for my Cubs collection:

Former Iowan, Jeff Clement:

Ike Davis:

I have always thought these cards that Upper Deck made in the early 1990's were cool.

A chrome Royal:

My second player collection relic:

Old Miss baseball alumni:

Creighton University baseball alumni:

Iowa football stud, Shonn Greene:


Gold Xavier Nady.  He was just released by the Royals.

Former Cubbie, Kevin Orie: