I've written on this topic before, several times as a matter of fact.
Blogger generosity just rocks. There's no other way to say it. It's only gotten better over the 6+ months that I've been an active blogger.
Guys sending boxes of cards out of the blue. Emails with this tagline are more and more common now:
"Hey Robert, send me your address, I have a bunch of cards I want to send your way". How can you not love it?
The latest and greatest was from a guy we all know and follow, Brian over at Play at the Plate. I had mentioned on a post of his a few weeks back about an auto'd card I wanted, and asked if he could hold it for me. A couple of weeks went by and I had not been able to come up with anything for him to swap for it, so I sent him an email to let him know I was still interested and trying to acquire a trade worthy card. Brian then asks for my address, and a few days later, I have an envelope full of more goodness.
2001 Fleer Tradition is one of those pesky sets that I started a long time ago and just totally abandoned. I'm trying to right that wrong now, and Brian hooked me up...
|Floating heads not on jersey cards...I can live with these :)|
|Was happy to see a Jeter in the package!|
Now, the main reason for the post....
I know what you're thinking. Why in the world would a dyed in the wool, bleed Blue and White Maple Leaf fan want a Predators auto card? Legwand has been the face of that franchise for one thing, and I'm also thinking of another project (hockey this time) involving auto/jersey cards. Not sure if I'm going to do it yet, and even if I don't, this card for me is a great addition to the collection.
Brian, thank you very much for the cards....I owe ya, and for me, those 3 words are a sign of the times as well.
Thanks for reading, Robert