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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).

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Slow month

I just noticed that I haven't had a blog entry since June 8th.  That tells me it's been a slow TTM month.  That got me to thinking about my 2014 goals.  I better get busy with sending more TTMs out, or I'll never get to my goal of 50!  Hopefully this weekend I can get some letters out.

I will be updating my needs/wants page soon.  I have bought 2014 Bowman and Archives, and I really like the sets, so I'm going to try to collect that whole sets.  I may wait until my summer classes are done to buy a hobby box of each.  Therefore, I'm motivated to finish strong in my classes!  Ha ha!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kirk Nieuwenhuis

I have gotten a couple of Bowman Platinum cards autographed.  I really like the way they look with a signature on them.  I sent this one out to Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets at the end of April.  Shortly after I sent it, he was shipped to AAA Las Vegas.  I thought it was a lost cause; not so fast my friend! I got this back over the weekend with a postmark from Las Vegas.  Thanks Kirk!!

Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o New York Mets
38 days

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Condition Chrome!

I did another Zistle trade with Rosenort over at Condition Sensitive.  It was a big trade, and I got a lot of good stuff.


Player collections!

Iowa Hawkeye Football Alumni:

I know several months back, I said goodbye to trying to achieve a Mike Trout player collection.  However, I wanted this card because it has him in his uniform from the ASG here in KC.  I'm trying to put together a collection of cards from the ASG in KC.

Iowa Hawkeye baseball Alumni.

Cubs and Royals collection: