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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, August 23, 2014

Tim McIntosh

Tim McIntosh retuned my cards this week.  He's another catcher to add to my collection.

Tim McIntosh
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Home address
115 days

Friday, August 22, 2014

Zistle trade with jlynch83

I finally have a small break from school to do a little TTM letters and a few trades via Zistle.  jlynch83 was patient enough to wait for me to finish my summer classes to do this trade.

One of my top 5 players of all-time, The Kid:

Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball Alumni:

Another Royal for my collection:

And finally, a few for my David Wright player collection:

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I also had time to update my Sets I'm Trying To Complete page today!!!

Vince Horsman

I FINALLY had the opportunity to catch up on my Zistle trade opportunities and sending out some TTMs!  I got this one back at the end of last week from Vince Horsman.  I have updated my TTM stats and my 2014 goals.  I'm 60% to my 50 TTMs this year.  I might make it yet!!

Vince Horseman
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Lansing Lugnuts
107 days

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Luis Salazar

Luis Salazar was a huge addition at the  trade deadline in 1989 for the Chicago Cubs.  I remember watching on TV one of his first games in a Cubs uni, and he hit a double down the right field line to bring in the winning run.  Harry Carey was going crazy!  The Boys of Zimmer is a year I'll never forget as a Cubs fan!

Luis Salazar
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Lynchburg Hillcats
101 days

Friday, August 8, 2014

Zistle trade with mfratella

Another new trade partner via Zistle.  This was a big trade.  Lots of 2014 Bowman to help me make a pretty good dent in that collection.  Still have a ways to go, but now I'm closer!

Player collections:

Former Cubbie:


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Zistle trade with AUTaxMan

I am finally done with grad school, so now I'm trying to catch up on the few trades I've been able to do!  I was reevaluating my 2014 goals today, and it doesn't look good for achieving them.  Oh well.  Anyway, here some of the goodies I got from AUTaxMan:

Cubs autograph!

Player collections:

Cubs and Royals!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bud Black again!

I sent another TTM to Bud Black, this time though, I wanted to get his manager card autographed.  I already have a player card autographed.  I might have to send him mail again next year, and try to get a Royals card autographed!

Bud Black
Signed 1/2 (didn't return other card)
Sent c/o San Diego Padres
26 days