I'm always looking to add a new Tony Gwynn card to the collection, so I took the bait and asked him what he wanted in return. He told me to think of it as a "congratulations on my 1,000th post" present.
If you've never seen these Silver Slugger cards, they're super thick, heavy, and are definitely unique. In addition to the Gwynn, he also sent me this Bazooka insert for my Ichiro PC:
T.J. recently started his own blog: The Parade of Chromes. You'd be doing me a huge favor if you checked out his blog. But be prepared... he's a New York Yankees fan.
The same day T.J's package arrived, I received another package from a different Cardboard Connection Forum member: ucffans. Brett is no stranger to this blog. He's sent several packages in the past and a few weeks ago he asked me if I was a fan of Dan Fouts.
I grew up in the 80's watching a lot of Oakland Raiders games, so of course I love Dan Fouts. A few days ago this showed up in my mailbox:
Thank you T.J. and Brett! I'm sorry it took a few extra days to open up these packages. But I wanted to let you know that both of your gifts cheered me up after a rough couple of days.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!