This is the first time I have received an envelope from anyone off of twitter, let alone someone who I hadn't even come across on twitter until a couple of weeks ago.
@MyNamePickle, whose name is Eddy by the way, is the ID of a gentleman who also PC's Joe Sakic. He tweeted about a set of 1990-91 Kraft cards, of which one of the photos just happened to be Joe.
I mentioned that I needed the Sakic, mostly because I wanted to look for it down the road, and by replying to him I hoped that I would remember. Eddy replied back that he only had the one copy and that he had it in his PC. No worries here I told him, I just replied so that I would remember the card for the future.
Lo and behold, Eddy retweeted me back and said that he had an extra copy, and if I would provide him my address, he'd send the card post haste.
This showed up in my mailbox yesterday, just under two weeks after the initial encounter:
The Kraft and Panini cards have long been a sore spot when it comes to my Sakic PC. Until recently, I didn't have any of the food or sticker issues of Joe. I've purchased a few Panini's over the past several weeks, and now I have one of the 2 second year Kraft cards of Sakic.
It's surprising to see that the back has only stats from his playoff appearances with his junior team in Swift Current. No NHL stats at all, even though the card was licensed by both the NHL and NHLPA. I thought that there might be at least his rookie stats on the card, but no luck there.
I've actually added 30 cards of Sakic on my own the past couple of weeks, but none of them compare to this card.
It's amazing what collectors will do for each other. It's random acts of kindness like this that reaffirm my faith in the hobby.
Thank you Eddy! This card is truly appreciated!!
Thanks for reading, Robert