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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, September 30, 2013

Pat Leahy

I got another TTM request back from Pat Leahy, former punter for the New York Jets.

Pat Leahy
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Home address
202 days

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mark Carrier

Mark Carrier (the WR Mark Carrier) played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers.  I think this is a great picture on the card!

Mark Carrier
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
16 days

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Eric Fox

Eric Fox is the hitting coach for the Harrisburg Senators, the AA team for the Nationals.  Another great add for my A's TTM collection!

Eric Fox
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Harrisburg Senators
15 days

Friday, September 20, 2013

Brent Mayne

This was a TTM that I thought was long gone! This is an awesome addition to my catcher and Royals TTM collection!  I'm super excited to get this back!!

Brent Mayne
Signed 4/4
Sent c/o Home address
354 days

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rick Honeycutt

Rick Honeycutt is currently the pitching coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He signed these awesome A's cards for me!

Rick Honeycutt
Signed 3/3
Sent c/o Los Angeles Dodgers
105 days

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 Panini Prizm

Today, I'll show you what I got in my 2013 Panini Prizm.  I like the design way better than the Pinnacle set.  I did get one card for my player collection!

Main set:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013 Pinnacle

I was at the store the other day, and I looked through what Target had on the shelves.  Not much that I hadn't already seen.  But, I saw the Pinnacle and Panini Prizm.  I looked at them again, and again.  I'm not really much for card sets without the logos on the cards and pictures.  But, yearning for something new and different, I bit.   Today, I'll show you what I got in the Pinnacle pack I bought; tomorrow, I'll show you the Prizm.

Main set:  A lot of black...a lot.

Inserts:  I love the Essence of the Game insert.  It's actually a see-through card.  I'll be keeping this one for my catcher collection.

I like this insert set, too, but not as much as the first.  Tim Raines getting a little HOF love from Pinnacle.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Zistle trade with buckstorecards

I got some awesome cards in the mail from buckstorecard the other day.  Here we go!

Slowly chipping away at 2012 Bowman Platinum:

Player collections!

Iowa football players!  LGH!

Former Lancers!

Iowa Hawkeyes basketball!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Doug Sisk

This was one I thought was LONG gone!  I'm really excited to get this back, especially those Mets cards!

Doug Sisk
Signed 5/5
Sent c/o Home address
382 days

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Matt LaPorta

Matt LaPorta sent me mail this weekend.  I had sent him two items; a 2011 Topps and a picture that I had taken of him while he was playing with the Indians here in Kansas City back in 2011.  I didn't get my picture back, which is kind of a bummer.  I hope he just threw it away.  It was not a photo that was good quality, so it's not like he'll be hanging it up on his wall, or at least I hope not!

Matt LaPorta
Signed 1/2 (didn't return my picture)
Sent c/o Columbus Clippers
98 days

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sean Casey

Sean Casey is someone who I had read is really good about returning TTMs.  I also enjoy watching him on the MLB network. 

Sean Casey
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o MLB Network
95 days

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Todd Blackledge

Todd Blackledge played his college ball at Penn State, and won the Davey O'brien Award in 1982.  He was drafted by the Chiefs with the seventh pick in the first round of the 1982 draft.  He currently does some TV for ESPN College Football.

Todd Blackledge
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Home address
10 days

Drew Tate

I have down in our 'man cave' a framed collection of Iowa Hawkeye signature cards.  I have been adding to this slowly over the last couple of years.  The collection consists of former Hawkeye football players who have signature cards in their college uni's.  So far in my collection, I have:

Chuck Long
Dallas Clark
Scott Chandler
Tim Dwight
Brad Banks
Chad Greenway
Robert Gallery
Sean Considine
Nate Kaeding

I also have a Shonn Greene card, but it's a jersey card because I couldn't find a signature card on ebay that wasn't REALLY expensive.  I am still looking for one on ebay. 

The other day, a Drew Tate card was available at a price that I wanted to pay, and I got it in the mail last week.  So excited to add this in my collection!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Zistle trade with pittpanther88

Another great Zistle trade!  This time it was with pittpanter88, who is also someone who I've done several trades with!

Ricky Davis, for Iowa Hawkeye basketball player, and a great card for my Hawkeye collection!

I debated several times on whether or not to start a Salvy Perez collection.  I finally decided yes!

For my Rizzo collection:

And, a few more for my player collections:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Zistle trade with hpennington22

I've completed multiple trades with hpennington22 on Zistle.  This time, I got a lot of great things!

For my Cubs collection:

A couple of Yankees for my 2011 Heritage set:



The Kid!

Old guys player collections:

Current player collections:

Sunday, September 1, 2013

AFL addresses

I was asked about the addresses for the AFL teams that will start in October.  Here is the link I use for those:


Here is how I address my envelopes example:

Player's Name
c/o  Scottsdale Scorpions
Scottsdale Stadium
7408 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251