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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).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Zistle trade partner

glassnickels proposed a Zistle trade with me several weeks ago.  I have been busy with my 8 week grad school classes this summer, so it has prevented me from trading and sending out TTMs.  However, we were able to squeeze this trade in.  Here's my goodies:

Player collections:

Cubbies!  This is my first Cub relic card!


2012 All Star Game:

Some 2014 Bowman!  Slowly chipping away at this set!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Matt Thornton

Matt Thornton currently pitches for the Yankees.  He was nice enough to sign and return my card to me.  It had been quite a drought on PWE for me (as you can tell by my lack of blogging!)

Matt Thornton
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o New York Yankees
67 days

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dale Sveum

Dale Sveum, former Cubs manager, is now with the Royals.  He was promoted to hitting coach a little while ago, however, I have yet to see a huge improvement.  The Royals keep bouncing back and forth between 2nd and 4th place.  It's been a long baseball season in KC.

Dale Sveum
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Kansas City Royals
12 days

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 A&G (Aged & Greyed)

I bought some 2014 Allen & Ginter the other day.  I was starting to see all the posts from other bloggers about their hits.  I would say I have a lack of hits.  In fact, here's my stats:

Out of 48 cards:
11 Inserts (2 mini)
6 mini's (1 black, 1 SP, 1 "old dude")
2 Newsworthy & Personalities
4 SPs (no "old dudes" here)
11 main set current players
14 main set "old dudes"

It seems to me that 2014 A&G is more former players than current players.  Here are two of the "old dudes" that dominated my purchase:

Token catcher card for my collection:

My favorite insert set:

My favorite non-player insert card I got.  I will probably collect the cat mini insert set, though.

Overall, I will not be purchasing any more 2014 Aged and Grey.  I will trade for my favorite players from this set.