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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, February 16, 2017

Josh Hamilton

I sent another request to Josh Hamilton last season.  I really wanted to get a Lineage card signed from him, and he helped me out.  Josh has signed a minor league contract with the Rangers going into Spring Training.  I wish him the best of luck!

Josh Hamilton
Signed 1/1
Sent c/o Texas Rangers
306 days

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trevor May

I was happy to get this back in the mail late last week.  As I was doing some research for my next batch of TTM's, I saw that he must be signing all of his mail before the start of Spring Training.  I have read that A.J. Achter signs well, so I will be sending this card to him at the start of the season to hopefully get a dual signature card!

Trevor May
Signed 2/2
Sent c/o Minnesota Twins
304 days

Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Topps

Ok, ok...here's my 2017 Topps post.  I have told myself that I will not purchase much of the product this year.  I want to achieve some personal collecting goals, however, I will have some 2017 on hand for trade bait.  I bought a blaster pack, and here's my goodies:

First card of 2017

A lot of league leaders in Series 1

Cub that is now a Royal

Royal that is now a Cub

Catcher card

It's been nice that my teams have been on the World Series cards for the last couple of years!

Gold Card

Insert cards - I do like the insert cards this year, especially the recognition of Jackie Robinson Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Another Insert set - Award winners.  I, again, like this insert set, and I'm not sure why yet.

MLB Network - I heard these were hard to pull, but I got one, but it's now trade bait.

 5 Tool - I like this insert set, too, and not too bad of pulls on the first try!

Not really old cards, just fake insert cards.

 Blaster box "prize"

 Foil card

First Pitch - Lots of Cubs cards in Series One

 Bowman insert - Again, I like this; it reminds me of early 1990's Stadium Club.

Finally, the 1987 Topps 30th Anniversary Insert set - Yup, gonna have to try and get them all!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Zistle trade with sorphan10

Another Zistle trade with sorphan10.  I was able to complete the Sandberg rainbow!  I had received the red one from sorphan10 in a prior trade.

First non-Royals player collection autograph

Another 2012 All Star Game card

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Zistle trade with SWATty67

Another small trade with SWATty67.  I was able to hook him up with several Gypsy Queen cards.

I've been needing the 91 Topps McGwire for quite a while now.  I also needed Ian Kennedy in a Royals uniform for my Royals collection.

A couple of Schwarber cards for my PC.  Also, a card of newly retried J.P. Arencibia.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Zistle trade with sam383

Another small trade with sam383.  I love the Sandberg Fleer Ultra.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Zistle trade with mtavares

Another trade with mtavares.  I got several cards for my player collections!

David Wright

Cubbies.  The Kris Bryant is a Berger's Best card, not the real deal.


100 Years of Wrigley

2015 Topps Update set needs

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Zistle trade with Hittinaway

Small trade with Hittinaway.  He hooked me up with some additional cards for my collections which I greatly appreciated!!!


Jeff Conine


Ole Miss Alumni

Mark McGwire